Siobhain McDonagh

Former Labour MP for Mitcham and Morden


Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) to Extract Shale Gas

Parliament has voted on whether hydraulic fracturing (fracking) should be permitted at all, where it should be permitted, and how such operations ought be regulated.

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Siobhain McDonagh generally voted for greater regulation of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to extract shale gas

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Major votes

  • On 19 Oct 2022: Siobhain McDonagh voted amending the Parliamentary timetable to make time for a new bill on a ban on fracking for shale gas. Show vote
  • On 26 Jan 2015: Siobhain McDonagh voted to explicitly require an environmental permit for hydraulic fracturing activities. Show vote
  • On 26 Jan 2015: Siobhain McDonagh was absent for a vote on Infrastructure Bill — New Clause 9 — Moratorium on Onshore Unconventional Petroleum — Review Impacts of Exploitation Show vote

Minor votes

  • On 16 Dec 2015: Siobhain McDonagh voted rejecting definitions of “protected groundwater source areas” and “other protected areas" that needed to approved to allow fracking in other areas. Show vote
  • On 11 Feb 2015: Siobhain McDonagh was absent for a vote on Infrastructure Bill — Safeguards and Conditions for Hydraulic Fracturing Activities (Fracking) Show vote

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