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Theresa May visits Cumbrian school

The Prime Minister Theresa May has visited a school in Cumbria, ahead of the Copeland by-election.

Meet the candidates for the major parties, who will contest the Copeland by-election next week.


Calls for Moorside commitment on PM's Copeland visit

The Moorside project has been thrown into doubt. Credit: NuGen

Nuclear unions are urging the Prime Minister to make "concrete commitments" about the new Moorside nuclear power station, ahead of her visit to Copeland.

Theresa May is visiting a school in Bootle today, ahead of the Copeland by-election.

In recent weeks the future of Moorside - which it's hoped will bring more than 21,000 jobs to the county - was thrown into doubt because of the financial troubles of one of the companies behind the plans.

Nuclear industry unions hold Copeland by-election hustings

The Sellafield nuclear site Credit: Press Association

The candidates from the main parties contesting the Copeland by-election will take part in a hustings tonight.

The event is organised by the unions of the nuclear industry. They say it's an opportunity for nuclear workers and their families to listen to the candidates and to put questions to them on the future of the nuclear industry in west Cumbria.

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