Creagh is the current shadow secretary of state for international development having been appointed in 2014. 
She is a former shadow secretary of state for transport (2013-14) and shadow secretary of state for environment, food and rural affairs from 2010 to 2013.
Stance on fracking
Creagh's constituency includes two shale licence blocks, awarded by the Oil and Gas Authority under the 14th licensing round in 2015. One was awarded to IGas and one to Hutton Energy. There are plans for three shale wells to conduct 2D and 3D seismic surveying, but no applications are currently underway. 
Creagh has a mixed voting record on fracking. 
- 26 January 2015: voted in favour of making fracking companies apply for an environmental permit before conducting exploratory drilling. She 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.
- Alexandra Gray
- John Leahy
- Benjamin Nelmes
- Felicity Slater
- Jessica Toale - overseas visit 6-9 September 2015 to Lebanon accompanying Mary Creagh MP. Funded by Islamic Relief 
Labour leadership contest 2015
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