Former Tory chair joins rebellion over Sunak’s onshore windfarm ban

Jake Berry is latest senior MP to urge prime minister to amend de facto block on new projects in England

Rishi Sunak is embroiled in a growing rebellion over his ban on new onshore windfarms as the former Conservative chairman Jake Berry became the latest senior MP to announce he would join an effort to overturn the policy.

The former cabinet minister said he would support the former levelling up secretary Simon Clarke, who has tabled an amendment to legislation going through parliament demanding the current moratorium on new developments be lifted.

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