Rishi Sunak

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Rishi Sunak

Rishi Sunak has been the Conservative Party Member of Parliament for Richmond (Yorks) since May 2015. [1]

Sunak was elected in the May 2015 general election with a majority of 19,550 [2], replacing former foreign secretary William Hague who retired in March 2015. [1]

Stance on fracking

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Sunak's constituency includes two oil and gas licence blocks, awarded by the Oil and Gas Authority under the 14th licensing round in 2015. One was awarded to INEOS and one to Third Energy. There are plans for 2D seismic surveying, but no applications or plans for shale wells are currently underway. [3]

Voting record

  • 16 December 2015: voted in favour of weakening regulations on fracking in protected areas and national parks. [4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Richmond MP Rishi Sunak: “I’ve got big boots to fill” ITV News, 8 May 2015, accessed 29 May 2015
  2. Richmond (Yorks) parliamentary constituency BBC News, 8 May 2015, accessed 29 May 2015
  3. Oil and gas: licensing rounds, GOV.uk, accessed 14 November 2016.
  4. TheyWorkForYou, TheyWorkForYou, accessed 22 December 2016.