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Email your MP: Please speak up for new nuclear

With urgency we need our local MPs putting all the pressure to bear on government to ensure they urgently announce a credible funding model for new nuclear so work is not delayed.

Otherwise, our net zero ambitions and thousands of new, good jobs will be put at risk.

We are asking you to email your local MP and get them to speak up for the nuclear industry, your livelihoods and communities.

On the 7th September when the House of Commons returns there is an urgent debate on the future on nuclear.

You can read our letter to Kwasi Kwarteng MP the Secretary of State responsible on the urgent need for clarity on nuclear funding here.

We need as many MPs speaking up and calling on government to act as we can get.

Please use our easy email tool to send the below email to your Member of Parliament - simple fill out the form it'll send the email to your MP.

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Dear Member of Parliament,

I am contacting you as a constituent and someone who’s job is impacted by the government’s policies on ensuring nuclear power has a future in the UK.

For me and my colleagues’ securing the future of nuclear power means many well-paid and skilled jobs alongside many others across a large supply chain. Through construction, delivery, in decommissioning and the rest of the supply chain.

Nuclear is also vital for the UK’s future energy mix and to achieve net zero. It provides reliable, high output electricity needed to complement the intermittence of other low-carbon energy sources.

There is also the potential for nuclear to provide us with growing hydrogen capability.  The sector however is at a crossroads with a majority of the UK’s existing fleet retiring over the next few years.

It is therefore surprising that the government still hasn’t determined how it will support essential new nuclear projects such as Sizewell C and Bradwell B.

If reports that the government plans to block CGN investment are true, then it is even more urgent that a funding formula is found and the necessary legislation put in place. Failure to do so by this Autumn could have knock-on consequences across the sector.

My family and many like ours are relying on decisive action by the government in this area. Sizewell C alone will create 25,000 jobs in the UK and 1,500 apprenticeships and a further 45,000 more across the UK. These are the high skill, high pay, quality jobs that people locally and around the rest of the UK need.

My union, the GMB, is already lobbying government on the need to bring forward this urgent legislation but we need our elected representatives to be speaking up on our behalf too.

On the 7th September between 2:30-4pm there is a Westminster Hall debate on ‘continued nuclear fuel manufacturing in the UK’ I am asking if you would put your name down to speak and urgently call on government to end the uncertainty, secure the much-needed jobs and bring forward legislation to secure much needed new nuclear projects.

Yours sincerely,

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I am contacting you as a constituent and someone who’s job is impacted by the government’s policies on ensuring nuclear power has a future in the UK.

For me and my colleagues’ securing the future of nuclear power means many well-paid and skilled jobs alongside many others across a large supply chain. Through construction, delivery, in decommissioning and the rest of the supply chain.

Nuclear is also vital for the UK’s future energy mix and to achieve net zero. It provides reliable, high output electricity needed to complement the intermittence of other low-carbon energy sources. There is also the potential for nuclear to provide us with growing hydrogen capability.

The sector however is at a crossroads with a majority of the UK’s existing fleet retiring over the next few years. It is therefore surprising that the government still hasn’t determined how it will support essential new nuclear projects such as Sizewell C and Bradwell B.

If reports that the government plans to block CGN investment are true, then it is even more urgent that a funding formula is found and the necessary legislation put in place. Failure to do so by this Autumn could have knock-on consequences across the sector.

My family and many like ours are relying on decisive action by the government in this area. Sizewell C alone will create 25,000 jobs in the UK and 1,500 apprenticeships and a further 45,000 more across the UK. These are the high skill, high pay, quality jobs that people locally and around the rest of the UK need.

My union, the GMB, is already lobbying government on the need to bring forward this urgent legislation but we need our elected representatives to be speaking up on our behalf too.

On the 7th September between 2:30-4pm there is a Westminster Hall debate on ‘continued nuclear fuel manufacturing in the UK’ I am asking if you would put your name down to speak and urgently call on government to end the uncertainty, secure the much-needed jobs and bring forward legislation to secure much needed new nuclear projects.

Yours sincerely,

Sign now!

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