Tessa Munt MP opposes Fracking and resigns from her ministerial post in the Coalition
On her website Tessa wrote:
Today I handed in my resignation after 3 enjoyable years working closely alongside Vince Cable as his PPS in the Business Department.
I understood the implications of voting against the Government, but with my principles, in favour of a moratorium or 'freeze' on fracking, as endorsed by the Environmental Audit Committee's Report published on Monday morning.
Even though the Infrastructure Bill passed with the insistence of both the large parties last night.
I have restated my opposition to fracking today. I am unwilling to compromise and cannot change my opposition to fracking. I will continue to campaign vocally against fracking and as result it is clear that my views cannot be reconciled with the Government on this matter. This evening I tendered my resignation as PPS to Vince.
I will continue to defend and represent this beautiful part of Somerset, its residents, businesses with all the enthusiasm and energy that I have had since May 2010 when I became the Member.
My campaign to stop fracking in Somerset continues.