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Statement from Stephen Morgan MP on Aquind’s decision to launch a Judicial Review

Reacting to Aquind’s launch of an application for a Judicial Review against government’s decision to not approve the interconnector project, the Member of Parliament for Portsmouth South, Stephen Morgan, said:

Aquind’s desperate decision to apply for a Judicial Review changes nothing. The facts remain that it would bring untold disruption to our city, but offers no clear local benefits.

“At a time of widespread calls to clean up alleged dirty-money in Britain linked to Putin’s Russia, this application is not worth the paper it is written on. I am continuing to work alongside local campaigners and I will be monitoring Aquind’s challenge closely as it develops.

“Portsmouth is united in its opposition against Aquind. Government was right to finally arrive at the correct decision to not approve it. Whatever the outcome of this application, this remains the case.”