Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate Alex Ehmann has written to Andrea Leadsom, the Secretary of State for Business and Energy to seek clarification of the Government's position following its announcement last week to suspend fracking for shale gas in England.

The Conservatives announced a moratorium on new fracking sites on Saturday, November 2, until “compelling new evidence is provided” that drilling and exploration activities can be conducted safely. Fracking is a process in which liquid is pumped deep underground at high pressure to fracture shale rock and release gas or oil trapped within it.

Alex commented: "I will continue to press for the “moratorium” on fracking to become a permanent exclusion. I have highlighted the concerns of Horley residents about the Horse Hill site. Fracking in East Surrey must stop for good."