Martyn Day

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Martyn Day

Martyn Day is the Scottish National Party MP for Linlithgow and East Falkirk. First elected in the general election in 2015, Day gained 52 per cent of the vote and a strong majority of 12,934. [1]

In an election which saw the SNP gain 56 seats, Day was amongst a number of MPs who overturned previous Labour Party majorities. Day defeated Michael Connarty the Labour Party MP who held this seat from 2005 to 2015. [2]

Anti-fracking

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Following the announcement of a moratorium on fracking in Scotland in September 2016, Day said he would oppose fracking irrespective of whether research could prove the industry was safe, saying:

'Fracking is something I don't want to see happen. Even if they come back with evidence to say this can be done, technically, safely and without a problem, the issue then becomes reputational damage. This modern technology - fracking - frightens people and they're not convinced by it.' [3]

He is a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Shale Gas Regulation and Planning.

Staff

Notes

  1. Martyn Day Express, accessed 12 May 2015
  2. Election 2015: Nicola Sturgeon declares SNP tidal wave a 'historic watershed' as Labour is wiped off political map in Scotland The Daily Record, 8 May 2015, accessed 12 May 2015
  3. Daniel Sanderson, SNP MP: I'll fight fracking in Scotland even if it research commissioned by Nicola Sturgeon proves it's safe, The Herald, 27 September 2016, accessed 20 December 2016.
  4. Register of interests of members' secretaries and research assistants, 23 March 2016, parliament.uk, accessed 19 April 2016