Nic Dakin

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Nic Dakin

Nic Dakin has been the UK Labour Party MP for Scunthrope since 2010. He was re-elected in May 2015 with 42 per cent of the vote, increasing his majority to 3,134. [1]

In 2011 Dakin was appointed opposition whip.

Stance on fracking

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Dakin has expressed support for fracking, in 2014 saying 'I think it is right and proper that we look at all forms of potential energy, including fracking [...] it needs to be done carefully though.' [2]

Dakin's constituency includes one conventional oil and gas licence block, awarded to IGas by the Oil and Gas Authority under the 14th licensing round in 2015. No applications or plans for are currently underway. [3]

Voting record

Dakin has a mixed voting record on fracking. [4]

  • 26 January 2015: voted in favour of making fracking companies apply for an environmental permit before conducting exploratory drilling. He was absent for a vote on an amendment to the Infrastructure Bill to include an 18 month moratorium on fracking.
  • 11 February 2015: voted against requiring more pre-conditions for where fracking can take place.
  • 16 December 2015: voted against weakening regulations on fracking in protected areas and national parks.

All-party parliamentary groups

Notes

  1. Nic Dakin www.parliament.uk, accessed 11 May 2015
  2. Scunthorpe Telegraph, Scunthorpe Telegraph, 28 January 2014, accessed 3 January 2017.
  3. Oil and gas: licensing rounds, GOV.uk, accessed 14 November 2016.
  4. TheyWorkForYou | Nicholas Dakin, TheyWorkForYou, accessed 3 January 2017.
  5. About Nic Dakin, accessed 11 May 2015
  6. Wine & Spirit APPG Register Feb 16, www.parliament.uk, accessed 19 February 2016