LABOUR’S Shadow Department for Energy and Climate Change visited the Hinkley C site and Bridgwater College.

Caroline Flint MP and Tom Greatrex MP visited Hinkley C and the Energy and Skills Centre at Bridgwater College last month.

The aim of the visit was a fact finding tour, to establish the full impact of the Energy infrastructure project. Cllr Mick Lerry, Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Bridgwater and West Somerset, said: “Members of the Labour Group were able to discuss the implications of the construction stage of Hinkley C and how it was important to avoid ‘boom and bust’.

“We were able to explain the importance of Community Benefit during the construction stage of the power station.”

Both MPs were interested in the proposals put forward by the Labour Group and another meeting will be scheduled early this year.