BARNSLEY’S only Conservative MP voted against an anti-fracking motion put forward by Labour.
Miriam Cates, who represents Penistone and Stocksbridge, rejected the bid which would give Parliament more time to compile a bill to ban the controversial drilling technique.
Fracking was halted in the UK in 2019 but following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and rising energy bills, the government said ‘all options’ are now on the table to boost homegrown energy supplies and reduce reliance on foreign suppliers.
The three other Barnsley MPs - Dan Jarvis, Stephanie Peacock and John Healey - all voted for the motion.
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