Mike Hill – Labour MP for Hartlepool: Unfortunately, last week I had a very productive meeting with Andrea Leadsom MP, the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy over the future of our nuclear power Station. I say unfortunately because she was sacked in the Cabinet reshuffle a few days later. Nonetheless, with all the talk about free ports, carbon capture and storage, hydrogen technology, wind technology, the resurrection of steel production and the Green Industrial Revolution fighting to keep Hartlepool as a main player in the Tees Valley is essential. That is why I have been pushing hard on nuclear energy, but also for Hartlepool to be part of the free port strategy for PD Ports and for a well known Hartlepool based company to resurrect steel manufacturing on Teesside and breathe life back into the industry.
Hartlepool Mail 20th Feb 2020 read more »