Thursday 8 November 2018 / 9:03 AM Energy / Rebecca Long Bailey

Today’s announcement by Toshiba is hugely concerning for the future of the sector and the thousands of jobs it would bring to Cumbria – Long Bailey

Rebecca Long Bailey MP, Labour’s Shadow Business Secretary, responding to Toshiba closing its UK nuclear venture behind the development of the planned Moorside power station in Cumbria, said:

“Nuclear energy has an important role in the energy mix as we seek to rapidly decarbonise our energy system. That is why Labour has been consistent in its support for Moorside, calling on the government to take a public stake.

“Today’s announcement by Toshiba is hugely concerning for the future of the sector and the thousands of jobs it would bring to Cumbria. Unfortunately, it’s not surprising given the government’s long indecision and refusal to step in.”