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Rowley is a former banker with [[Santander]] in London, where he was a Westminster councillor from 2006 to 2014.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://ukpollingreport.co.uk/2015guide/derbyshirenortheast/|title=North East Derbyshire|website=UK Polling Report|accessdate=9 June 2017}}</ref>
 
Rowley is a former banker with [[Santander]] in London, where he was a Westminster councillor from 2006 to 2014.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://ukpollingreport.co.uk/2015guide/derbyshirenortheast/|title=North East Derbyshire|website=UK Polling Report|accessdate=9 June 2017}}</ref>
  
==Fracking==
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==Stance on fracking==
 
‬Rowley"s constituency includes six oil and gas licence blocks, all awarded to chemical firm [[INEOS]] by the [[Oil and Gas Authority]] under the 14th licensing round in 2015. There are plans for four shale wells, one hrz frac well and 2D and 3D seismic surveying.<ref> [https://www.gov.uk/guidance/oil-and-gas-licensing-rounds Oil and gas: licensing rounds], ''GOV.uk'', accessed 14 November 2016. </ref>
 
‬Rowley"s constituency includes six oil and gas licence blocks, all awarded to chemical firm [[INEOS]] by the [[Oil and Gas Authority]] under the 14th licensing round in 2015. There are plans for four shale wells, one hrz frac well and 2D and 3D seismic surveying.<ref> [https://www.gov.uk/guidance/oil-and-gas-licensing-rounds Oil and gas: licensing rounds], ''GOV.uk'', accessed 14 November 2016. </ref>
  
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I am going to oppose it and I am going to put my own objections against it to [[Derbyshire County Council]] and I am supporting the residents in any way I can on that.'</blockquote>
 
I am going to oppose it and I am going to put my own objections against it to [[Derbyshire County Council]] and I am supporting the residents in any way I can on that.'</blockquote>
===Not ruling out fracking on principle however==
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===Not ruling out fracking on principle however===
 
On fracking in general, Rowley told the paper: 'I am willing to look at fracking long term and to look at new ways of producing energy long term if they can be proven to be safe and efficient and effective for the country. I am not going to rule out fracking in principle and if other communities want to do fracking it is not for me to tell whether they can or can’t.<ref>[http://www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk/news/interview-north-east-derbyshire-mp-lee-rowley-gives-his-views-on-fracking-hs2-and-greenbelt-1-8692128 INTERVIEW: North East Derbyshire MP, Lee Rowley, gives his views on fracking, HS2 and greenbelt], ''Derbyshire Times'', 9 August 2017</ref>{{‪Template:Fracking badge‬}}
 
On fracking in general, Rowley told the paper: 'I am willing to look at fracking long term and to look at new ways of producing energy long term if they can be proven to be safe and efficient and effective for the country. I am not going to rule out fracking in principle and if other communities want to do fracking it is not for me to tell whether they can or can’t.<ref>[http://www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk/news/interview-north-east-derbyshire-mp-lee-rowley-gives-his-views-on-fracking-hs2-and-greenbelt-1-8692128 INTERVIEW: North East Derbyshire MP, Lee Rowley, gives his views on fracking, HS2 and greenbelt], ''Derbyshire Times'', 9 August 2017</ref>{{‪Template:Fracking badge‬}}
 
===Chair of shale gas APPG===
 
===Chair of shale gas APPG===

Latest revision as of 03:34, 31 July 2019

Lee Rowley MP for North East Derbyshire
Lee Benjamin Rowley (born 1980) is a Conservative Party politician who was elected as the MP for North East Derbyshire at the 2017 general election.[1]

He defeated the sitting Labour Party MP Natascha Engel, in a seat which had been represented by Labour MPs since 1935.[2]

Rowley is a former banker with Santander in London, where he was a Westminster councillor from 2006 to 2014.[3]

Stance on fracking

‬Rowley"s constituency includes six oil and gas licence blocks, all awarded to chemical firm INEOS by the Oil and Gas Authority under the 14th licensing round in 2015. There are plans for four shale wells, one hrz frac well and 2D and 3D seismic surveying.[4]

In August 2017 Rowley told the Derbyshire Times that he is opposed to potential fracking by INEOS at the Bramley Moor Lane site in Marsh Lane, near Eckington, but is ‘not going to rule out fracking in principle’.

On the specific Marsh Lane application that is the wrong application in the wrong place at the wrong time. It is the wrong application because I think that by any stretch of the imagination that part of Marsh Lane, a rural community, a small village, next to a beautiful set of fields, that is not where we want a significant amount of industrial equipment which would come with fracking. I am going to oppose it and I am going to put my own objections against it to Derbyshire County Council and I am supporting the residents in any way I can on that.'

Not ruling out fracking on principle however

On fracking in general, Rowley told the paper: 'I am willing to look at fracking long term and to look at new ways of producing energy long term if they can be proven to be safe and efficient and effective for the country. I am not going to rule out fracking in principle and if other communities want to do fracking it is not for me to tell whether they can or can’t.[5]
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Chair of shale gas APPG

In March 2018 Rowley was appointed chair of a new Westminster group, the All Party Parliamentary Group on the Impact of Shale Gas.

Contact

Website:https://www.lee4ned.com/

Resources

Notes

  1. Lee Rowley MP.  Retrieved 31 July 2017.
  2. Derbyshire North-East: 'In our part of the world Corbyn wasn’t an asset'. 29 June 2017. 
  3. North East Derbyshire.  Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  4. Oil and gas: licensing rounds, GOV.uk, accessed 14 November 2016.
  5. INTERVIEW: North East Derbyshire MP, Lee Rowley, gives his views on fracking, HS2 and greenbelt, Derbyshire Times, 9 August 2017