Conservative candidates in May’s local elections, Councillor Tom Marshall (North Coast and Cumbraes) and Todd Ferguson (West Kilbride) have welcomed confirmation by Ruth Davidson and the Scottish Conservatives of support for a new nuclear station at Hunterston. A series of new initiatives designed to protect Scotland’s environment and tackle climate change have been published by the Scottish Conservatives in a major new policy paper. Timed to mark Scottish Environment Week, the country’s main opposition party is setting out a range of new ideas in a bid to lead the debate on how we best reduce carbon emissions, protect Scotland’s natural resources and encourage sustainable growth. Of immense local interest is the policy to support nuclear as part of a low carbon economy – including Hunterston. The Conservatives said: “The SNP Government are absolutely opposed to any form of nuclear generation. Likewise on North Ayrshire Council, the SNP Administration, before they resigned in a fit of pique, were similarly opposed. “Unfortunately for them Councillor Tom Marshall was the instigator of a successful motion which ensured that North Ayrshire Council dropped the SNP Policy of no nuclear in favour of support for a new Hunterston C Nuclear Station.
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