The constituencies of senior members of the cabinet will be untouched by fracking. But key red wall seats taken by the Conservatives from Labour in 2019, often with small majorities, are in shale gas areas.
Graham Stuart, the MP representing the area of East Yorkshire around Rathlin Energy’s West Newton oil site, is the new climate minister.
The business secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng, has avoided scrutiny by MPs on the UK phase out of fossil fuels.
The government has been accused of attacking democracy and privately contradicting public statements, following publication at the weekend of a leaked letter on fracking policy.
Lord John Browne of Madingley Government’s lead non executive director on business in the Cabinet Office (appointed by Francis Maude), director of Riverstone Europe LLP and chairman of the board of Cuadrilla Resources Holdings Ltd. Former CEO of BP. Riverstone is a major investor in Cuadrilla Resources Holdings […]