I hope you and your family have enjoyed the nice weather we have had.
I know a large number of people have been able to visit the 2020 Vision Exhibition that has been organised by the Morecambe Bay Partnership. It was one of the projects made possible by the Government’s Coastal Communities Funding.
If you haven’t seen it yet, you’ll find it opposite the Winter Gardens.
On Wednesday, MP’s return to Westminster, when Her Majesty the Queen will perform the state opening of Parliament.
The Queen will deliver her speech and announce the Government’s legislative proposals for this Parliament.
I wanted to devote most of my column this week talking about nuclear power, I have said previously that I am a supporter of nuclear power and I am one of the leading voices on the subject in Parliament as Chair of the Conservative Friends of Nuclear Power.
When the Skills Minister Matthew Hancock MP visited recently we discussed at length nuclear power and how important apprentices are to the nuclear industry.
In fact, when he visited the power station, Matthew was able to meet some of EDF’s apprentices.
Let us not forget that it was the coalition Government that approved the building of the first new nuclear power station in a generation which will be built at Hinkley Point. This was possible because the Government agreed a strike price with EDF, which is the process of agreeing a wholesale price per megawatt hour. For nuclear power generally, this development was significant.
As you know here in Morecambe and Lunesdale a large proportion of people are employed either directly at the power station or indirectly either supplying to the power station or by working in the shops, restaurants etc.
This is why I would like to restate the fact that I am committed to nuclear power in Heysham and I will continue to campaign for nuclear power.
My summer tour last year was incredibly successful, if you would like me to come where you live this year please send me an e-mail.