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MP resigns over fracking as campaigners protest against potential new sites in Lancashire

MP resigns over fracking as campaigners protest against potential new sites in Lancashire

Tessa Munt, the MP for Wells, initially said she intended to stay on in her role as parliamentary private secretary (PPS) despite backing a rebel amendment calling for a moratorium on the controversial extraction technique.

But last night she said she had handed in her resignation.

Ms Munt said: “It is with regret that I today handed in my resignation after three enjoyable years working closely alongside Vince Cable as his PPS in the Business Department.

“I understood the implications of voting against the Government, but with my principles, in favour of a moratorium or ‘freeze’ on fracking, as endorsed by the Environmental Audit Committee’s Report published on Monday morning.”

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