ANTI-fracking campaigners are set to stage a demonstration outside the constituency surgery of an MP who has supported a scheme to launch the controversial gas production method in his area.

Protestors will hand Thirsk and Malton MP Kevin Hollinrake a scientific paper showing that 84 per cent of public health studies into fracking contain findings that indicate public health hazards, elevated risks, or adverse health outcomes, when he attends his surgery in Old Malton on Friday.

Mr Hollinrake has repeatedly stated that he supports using the method to extract shale gas, providing the industry is thoroughly regulated, as it will help cater for the country’s expanding energy demand.

Frack Free Ryedale with Frack Free Malton and Norton said they would also highlight the Labour, Liberal Democrat and Green policy of implementing a complete ban on fracking, a scheme for which has been approved by North Yorkshire County Council at Kirby Misperton, near Pickering.