The Guardian's political editor has quoted a source in Liberal Democrat party as saying that John Hayes' comments on wind turbines are not coalition policy:
Lib dem source on Hayes "he might think it is coalition policy, but it is n't and won't ever be. He has been very silly"
Labour's parliamentary candidate for Lincoln, Lucy Rigby, appeared to back up the story, branding the episode "energy shambles".
Lincs Tory MP Hayes' "enough is enough" rant on wind farms slapped down as 'not Govt policy' by his Lib Dem boss. #Energyshambles continues.
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