Yvette Cooper, MP for Castleford, Normanton and Knottingley, said:
“The news that Kellingley may close is dreadful and we will keep fighting to keep the pit open.
"The UK Government needs to do everything possible to support our remaining deep mined coal industry, including working with UK Coal, the investors, the unions and also exploring possible help from Europe.
“Kellingley is hugely important to the many workers and their families who are employed here, and its also a vital part of the UK’s mixed energy supply.
"That’s why Ministers need to keep all options on the table to keep Kellingley open for the future."