I'm very pleased to have been elected a Vice Chair of the new All-Party Parliamentary Group on Fracking, following their meeting this month. I believe fracking will not solve our long term energy issues, has the potential for huge environmental harm, and its approval near Sheffield would have big local implications, including noise, traffic and pollution in Jordanthorpe.

We'll be starting to look at the potential impact of fracking across the country, and making recommendations on how it should be dealt with as an issue.