ELECTION VIDEO: Candidates on the energy and the environment – part three

In this fifth and final video in our series of interviews, the candidates in the Berwick constituency share their views on fracking and the lobbying of politicians.

The Gazette interviewed all six candidates contesting the seat – Nigel Coghill-Marshall (Ukip), Scott Dickinson (Labour), Neil Humphrey (English Democrats), Julie Pörksen (Liberal Democrat), Rachael Roberts (Green) and Anne-Marie Trevelyan (Conservative) – and asked the same set of questions, which were sent in by our readers.

Anti-fracking protesters elsewhere in the country.  Picture by Kathryn Bulmer

Anti-fracking protesters elsewhere in the country. Picture by Kathryn Bulmer

The candidates were given the topics in advance, but not the questions themselves, and had a minute to answer each question.

Monday’s video dealt with windfarms, subsidies and energy efficiency, while Tuesday’s tackled the EU, foreign aid, privatisation, HS2 and a rising population putting pressure on services like the NHS and housing.

Wednesday’s returned to energy and the environment, focusing on climate change, the future of power generation and protecting Northumberland’s countryside from developers and yesterday’s featured the candidates’ views on jobs, the economy and governance.

PREVIOUS VIDEOS

Monday: Candidates on energy and the environment – part one

Tuesday: Candidates on public services and spending

Wednesday: Candidates on energy and the environment – part two

Thursday: Candidates on the economy and governance