Letter: Community could benefit from fracking industry

Now is the time for Ryedale to stand alongside our local MP.
Now is the time for Ryedale to stand alongside our local MP.
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I am writing in my capacity as a small operator of a tourism business interest in Ryedale in North Yorkshire.

I note with a sense of excitement the re-election of our pro-fracking Conservative candidate Kevin Hollinrake for Thirsk, Malton and Filey.

Mr Hollinrake is to be congratulated for his steadfast and principled support for the UK’s natural gas industry against the propaganda of the eco-extremists from London, that

falsely claim that a new gas industry would destroy Ryedale and damage our tourism sector.

Regardless of the national mood, Kevin Hollinrake for Thirsk, Malton and Filey polled an increased number of votes; 33,572, up over 7% in 2015.

The anti-shale gas eco-extremists from London and their local mouthpieces that stood for election in Ryedale have all failed miserably to convince Ryedale voters that shale gas operations will harm our community.

Now is the time for Ryedale to stand alongside our local MP and embrace a new bright shale gas sector; and the benefits it will bring to our community and businesses and people that live

here.

Dr Graham Marshall

Rosedale Abbey

Pickering