Kwasi Kwarteng Backs New Nuclear Power Plant To Help Shore Up UK's Long-Term Electricity Supplies

Kwasi Kwarteng is backing plans to build another major nuclear power plant in Wales to ease pressure on electricity supplies, it was claimed today.

The Business Secretary is believed to be lining up behind an attempt to revive proposals for a site at Wylfa on Anglesey.

The project could happen alongside a second nuclear plant at Hinkley Point , Somerset, already under construction, and a new reactor at Sizewell in Suffolk that is close to going ahead.

A previous attempt to build a nuclear power station at Wylfa collapsed a year ago after Japanese firm Hitachi pulled out. 

But according to The Times the government is now in discussions with US manufacturer Westinghouse.