Blyth Valley MP Ronnie Campbell has hit out at comments by Lord Howell that parts of the North East are "desolate" and a perfect area for fracking for underground gas.
He said Lord Howell showed why "doddery lords who are going gaga should retire, and the sooner the better."
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