Monday 30 July 2018 / 11:41 AM Bill Esterson / Business

Bill Esterson comments on planned Moorside nuclear power station

Bill Esterson MP, Labour’s Shadow Small Business Minister, commenting on the planned Moorside nuclear power station, said:

“Labour has been consistent in its support for Moorside and has called on the Government to take a public stake to ensure that this vital power station is finally built; guaranteeing the creation of thousands of highly-skilled and well-paid jobs that communities in Cumbria need and deserve.

“The Government has so far refused to heed Labour’s calls to step in and underwrite the company’s investment if the project is at risk of collapsing.

“Labour supports new nuclear as part of the UK’s energy mix to keep the lights on and tackle climate change.”