Craig Mackinlay Watch is a cross-party group of local people who want answers from Mr Mackinlay on who he is really representing: the fossil-fuel interests intent on stalling action on climate change? Or his constituents, who will likely experience the consequences of climate change at first hand?
We are holding our inaugural public meeting at Eats n Beats cafe, on The Broadway, at the northern end of Addington Street in Ramsgate, on Wednesday, June 22.
We're launching a campaign against Mr Mackinlay's disinformation. Join us and get involved.
South Thanet MP Craig Mackinlay is an outspoken supporter of the fossil-fuel industry. He supports renewed drilling for North Sea gas and oil. He supports fracking.
And he opposes the drive to promote renewables, such as wind and solar – most often using arguments which are, at least, misleading and, more typically, factually incorrect.
Though his Parliamentary voting record does not suggest a man that is worried about the poor, Mr Mackinlay uses their plight as the reason we should resist the transition away from fossil fuels, with the much discredited claim that the transition to renewables will lead to soaring energy bills.
Indeed, Mr Mackinlay is known for waxing lyrical on the enormous cost of net zero.
Silence on the science
However, the South Thanet MP is not so vocal on the costs of not tackling climate change – the greatest existential threat humanity has ever faced.
In fact, he's remained completely silent on one of the consequences of climate change – rising sea levels – and its likely impact it will have on his own constituents, and within the next ten to 15 years.
Does his pronouncements have anything to do with his connections with climate science denial? Or shadowy right-wing US think tanks?
Or his connections with Nigel Lawson's Global Warming Policy Foundation – now rebranded Net Zero Watch – which has long peddled discredited and debunked theories in its war against accepted climate science.
Is it anything to do with his leading role with the Net Zero Scrutiny Group, which itself promotes climate policies which are unsupported by the facts?
As concerned constituents from across the political spectrum, we want answers.
Join us on June 22.