As predicted by several newspapers yesterday, Conservative manifesto pledges on shale gas did not make it into this morning’s Queen’s Speech.
The Conservatives lost Kensington to Labour by 20 votes in the past hour in the final seat to be declared following yesterday’s general election.
DrillOrDrop is reporting live throughout the night as the general election results come in, looking closely at constituencies with onshore oil and gas sites or exploration plans. Keep checking here for updates on the results.
A former Conservative parliamentary candidate and leading establishment figure has condemned the Tory manifesto pledges in support of fracking.
UKIP says shale gas is too great an opportunity to ignore but it has promised not to drill for it in national parks.
As expected, the Green Party has promised to replace fracking, coal-fired power stations and nuclear with renewables.
A Conservative government would take some decisions on shale gas drilling plans out of local control.