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Editor’s note: UK MP’s resignation ahead of offshore licensing bill debate

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Conservative MP Chris Skidmore says he has resigned in protest over the government’s plans to drill for more oil and gas in the North Sea (Photo: Chris Ratcliffe/Getty Images)

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