Political pressure is growing on the Government to throw financial weight behind a bid to ensure a new nuclear power plant is built at Moorside. Tony Lywood, Labour’s prospective parliamentary candidate for Copeland, is calling on Theresa May’s authority to underwrite the floundering new build vision. Hopes for a £15 billion nuclear power station were left in ruins when Japanese engineering giant Toshiba decided to pull the plug after talks to secure a buyer stalled. Now, Mr Lywood has set up a parliamentary petition, which will require a Government response if it reaches 10,000 signatures, demanding the Government financially supports the Moorside project.
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