These were the scenes yesterday as Jeremy Corbyn visited protesters near the Preston New Road fracking site

Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn met protesters yesterday who have been a near-constant presence near the Cuadrilla drilling rig since the company was given the go-ahead to start fracking in October 2016.

Wednesday, 31st July 2019, 8:19 am
Updated Wednesday, 31st July 2019, 9:19 am
Mr Corbyn said urgent action was needed to tackle the climate change emergency, including an immediate ban on fracking.

These were the scenes at the Preston New Road site, where Mr Corbyn called for an immediate ban on fracking.

Jeremy Corbyn shared his dream of a 'green industrial revolution' with environmental campaigners.
Jeremy Corbyn and Chris Webb visit the fracking site in Preston New Road

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The leader of the Labour party met protesters.
Cuadrilla began drilling at the site in October 2016.
Mr Corbyn had been invited by Cuadrilla boss Francis Egan to visit the shale gas exploration site ahead of his visit this afternoon, but he told the press he would not be attending.
The leader of the Labour party speaks to the press.
Mr Corbyn arrives to meet protesters near the site.
Protests have been present near the fracking site since drilling began in 2016.
Jeremy Corbyn visits Preston New Road fracking site
The weather didn't dampen the protests yesterday.
Speak to protesters yesterday, Mr Corbyn said: Instead of bending the knee to a few corporations who profit from extracting fossil fuels from the ground, we need to change course now.
Jeremy Corbyn visits Preston New Road fracking site
Jeremy Corbyn visits Preston New Road fracking site
Jeremy Corbyn visits Preston New Road fracking site
Mr Corbyn's visit coincided with a visit from Extinction Rebellion.