Green Leaders Caroline Lucas And Jonathan Bartley Join Protesters

Green Party chiefs Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley spent an afternoon with fracking protesters.

The co-leaders visited a shale gas “exploration” site near Preston New Road, Lancashire, which environmental campaigners have been blockading for months on end after accusing the government of “failing to listen to residents”, leading to a number of arrests.

Fracking firm Cuadrilla moved specialist equipment into the area in July, after a local council decision to refuse them permission to drill for gas was overturned by the High Court.