He was appointed to 'Brexit' Secretary by incoming Prime Minister Theresa May on 13 July 2016, a new brief created by May to help coordinate Britain's departure from the European Union. Davis has been a staunch proponent of Brexit and campaigned devotedly for 'Vote Leave' in the referendum of 2016. 
Davis, a veteran Conservative won his seventh successive election campaign when he was re-elected in the 2015 general election. He further increased his majority to 16,195 over closest rival Labour Party candidate Edward Hart, and gained 54% of the vote. 
Stance on fracking
Davis has a generally voted against increased regulations on fracking. 
- 26 January 2015: voted against 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: absent for a vote on requiring more pre-conditions for where fracking can take place.
- 16 December 2015: voted in favour of weakening regulations on fracking in protected areas and national parks.
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