In reaction to today’s news that Hitachi is withdrawing from the Wylfa Newydd nuclear build project, Peter Hughes Unite Wales Secretary said:

“This is devastating news for the Welsh economy and in particular that of North West Wales. The future regeneration on the region has been based upon the bedrock that Wylfa Newydd would proceed.

Hitachi withdrawing from Wylfa is confirmation that this landmark development is dead and buried. This is a hammer blow to the future prospects of some of most economically deprived communities in the whole of Wales.

Successive Conservative Governments must shoulder a massive share of the blame for today’s news. They never fully committed themselves to pushing through Wylfa Newydd. Yet again when it comes to standing up for Wales and supporting landmark infrastructure projects here they have failed miserably”.

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Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with over 1.4 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.