I read this morning that David Cameron was in the States shedding well paid tears at an oil and gas shindig over the UK's lack of ambition advancing fracking. So it was appropriate that I also received an email today requesting my signature on a petition about fracking, namely to get the government to release a report on the subject to a parliamentary select committee. The battle goes on, even if Third Energy's planned Kirby Misperton site is currently in abeyance. Here's the petition, please sign it!
Here in Scarborough the selection contest for the next Labour Parliamentary Candidate is well under way. Given how marginal the seat has become again, there’s been much interest from potential candidates. An initial list of 20 applicants has been whittled down to five, and with party membership much greater than previously, they all have a lot more work to do before the final selection meeting on the 7th April. Already the standard of presentation is very high, even featuring professional looking videos. Of course, the candidate who meets the most members prior to the selection meeting will have the edge, nothing comes close to personal contact in garnering support. I wish the successful candidate a happy next two years knocking on Scarborough and Whitby’s doors – and of course winning. Thankfully they all seem to be of the left of the party, so Jezza shouldn’t have any problems there.