|David Morris MP claims people say he |
'glows in the dark' because
An ardent pro-nuclear supporter, not content with two nuclear power stations on his doorstep, Mr Morris is actively campaigning for a third - even though Heysham is on a fault line, a fact that makes it highly rather worrying that another reactor is even being considered.
"Moving up the coast to Heysham, I have heard a few of the jibes in this House and seen the internet blogging that says, 'David Morris glows in the dark because he is pro-nuclear.' he noted during a debate in the Commons last week, reflecting on his first three months in the House. "The truth is, however, that the nuclear power station is the largest employer in Heysham, and I am unashamedly pro-nuclear.
"... I would like to see a third project being built at the nuclear power station in Heysham," he continued, "and I would like more nuclear power stations to be built all across the country. I am very concerned, like most Members, that the lights will go out in 10 years' time."
"I am concerned that there will be no public subsidies for the nuclear power industry," he commented during a separate debate in response to the Annual Energy Statement. "My constituency has two nuclear power stations that pump out 10% of the national grid. One is to be decommissioned in the next 10 years. Nuclear technology is a low-carbon fuel source, and the statement represents that. We should be looking into part-funding privatised nuclear power stations.
Mr Morris also reiterated his support for the Northern Bypass, joining Lancaster MP Eric Ollerenshaw in a call for a re-examination of the decision to cancel the project on cost grounds - even though Lancashire County Council recently cancelled a similar project on the ground of equally vociferous public disquiet eleswhere in the County.
"We cannot get the traffic off the M6 to Heysham port quick enough, and there are problems with transport in Lancaster," the company director argued. We are all trying to get green transportation initiatives working, with the jobs that they will create.
"We all implore the Secretary of State to put roads in our areas at the top of the list, and I do so because the road in question would be a key strategic route to the rest of the country."
Sadly, while he's been active in the House, Mr Morris has been pretty uncommunicative with constituents. There have been complaints in the Morecambe Visitor about his failure to respond to letters; his Facebook page has not been updated since he was elected, and his Twitter page has been neglected since April.
• David Morris' Official website (not updated since 8th June)