Martin Caton

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Martin Caton was the Labour MP for Gower from 1997 to 2015.[1]

Caton announced he would not be contesting the seat in the 2015 general election.[2] He was replaced by Liz Evans who lost to the Conservative's Byron Davies by 27 votes.[3]

Commons vote for fracking moratorium

In January 2015 he was one of seven members of the influential House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee who voted for a moratorium on fracking for shale gas in January 2015. Most Labour MPs abstained. [4]



  1. Martin Caton,, accessed 27 October 2013.
  2. South Wales Evening Post Gower MP Martin Caton is ready to stand down, 3 March 2012, accessed 11 May 2015.
  3. BBC News Gower, accessed 11 May 2015.
  4. Full list of MPs available at: Hansard, 27 January 2015
  5. 'Water and Safety and Drowning Prevention Register',, accessed 11 November 2015