As was reported in the Daily Post, the first of many large infrastructure projects to be decided upon by the Infrastructure Planning Commission (IPC) will be on Ynys Mon; Wylfa B and the Offshore Windfarm. There is a general agreement that this unelected quango will take decision making away from local authorities and limit consultation with local people.
Perhaps the people of Ynys Mon would like to know that their esteemed MP, Albert Owen voted AYE on the third reading of the Planning Act 2008, which created the IPC. The vote took place on the 25th June 2008 with the Government winning the vote 280 to 198. There was total opposition to the bill by the Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and Plaid Cymru, but 6 rebel Labour MP's voted against their government, this included one Welsh Labour MP, Paul Flynn.
I very much hope that the people of Ynys Mon remember where Albert Owen's loyalty really lies when he's on the campaign trail preaching on local issues.
Needless to say that our ultra loyal Brownite/Blairite MP, Ian Lucas also voted with his government and against the public interest on this issue.