Richard Cottrell, an author, former HTV West reporter and Member of the European Parliament for Bristol between 1979 and 1989 (before the seats became regional), has announced he will stand in the elections to the European Parliament in May 2014.
He will stand as an independent 'Stop Hinkley Point' candidate, in protest at the building of a new nuclear power station at Hinkley in Somerset, which he says “beckons Fukushima to our doorstep
"The insanity of placing another reactor at Hinkley Point must be stopped, for the safety of present and future generations,
" he told the Western Daily Press
"To that end, I propose to raise my personal standard at the European elections next June. I intend to dramatise the dangers and madness, by standing as a Stop Hinkley Point independent candidate with the stated aim of projecting this madness into the arena of European politics.
His website: www.richardjohncottrell.com
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