The Conservative MP for Carlisle, John Stevenson, says he hopes that Jamie Reed’s replacement will be somebody who is pro-nuclear. Mr Stevenson said he was sorry to hear of Jamie’s resignation after working together on many cross-party campaigns. He said that it’s important for the new Copeland MP to understand the importance of Sellafield and NuGen.
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Polly Toynbee: Jamie Reed has announced he is standing down from his Copeland seat to return to a job he prefers, back at Sellafield, his old employer. He has given the Guardian his reasons, among them that representing his large, scattered, mainly rural constituency, far from Westminster, means it’s “very difficult being a long-distance dad” to his four children. Well, yes, it is. And he may have his personal reasons. But it always was a gruelling sacrifice, and this son of Whitehaven signed up for it, reconfirming himself in the role only last year in the general election. It is decadent and contemptuous of the democratic process to walk away, as you might from any ordinary job.
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