Rachael Maskell

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Rachael Maskell

Rachael Maskell has been the Labour Party (Co-op) Member of Parliament for York Central since May 2015. [1]

Maskell replaced Hugh Bayley as the Labour parliamentary candidate in 2015 as he chose to step down from politics. [2] In the 2015 election, Maskell defended the seat with a majority of 6,716. [1]

Stance on fracking

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

Voting record

  • 16 December 2015: voted against weakening regulations on fracking in protected areas and national parks.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Rachael Maskell www.parliament.uk, accessed 27 May 2015
  2. Sir Hugh Bayley www.parliament.uk, accessed 27 May 2015
  3. Oil and gas: licensing rounds, GOV.uk, accessed 14 November 2016.