On Sunday I attended the Remembrance Sunday Service in Morecambe.
This year marked the 100 year anniversary of the start of the First World War in 1914, it meant this year’s remembrance service was all the more poignant.
I was delighted to see that this year’s parade was larger than ever with service groups and volunteer groups from the local area coming together to pay their respects.
The crowd this year was also larger than ever and it was fantastic to see so many Morecambe residents lining the streets to see the fallen.
A special mention must go to Mick Dennison, the president of the Morecambe and Heysham British Legion, who overcame illness earlier in the week to ensure the parade was organised and the service ran on time.
After the service I popped into the York Hotel where all of the ex-service men go after the service to raise a glass to their fallen friends and to share stories from their time serving for their country.
It is always a pleasure to spend time in the York Hotel.
On Thursday in Parliament we had the annual energy statement.
As I am sure all of you know energy is important to us here in Morecambe as the Nuclear Power stations in Heysham are the biggest employer in the area.
Heysham has been designated as a site for a new nuclear build and EDF currently own the site.
Candu Energy are currently in talks with the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority about their new technology which they would like to use in nuclear power stations.
These discussions are quite advanced and they have indicated that they may be interested in looking into a build on the Heysham site, following EDF’s approval at the time.
I asked Secretary if State fro Energy Ed Davey MP to use any means at his disposal to facilitate a new build for fission low-carbon energy at the site and secure jobs in my constituency for generations to come.
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