Kilfoyle backs Daresbury source bid

February 11, 2000

Peter Kilfoyle, who resigned as defence minister last week complaining he was disillusioned with Tony Blair's government, is supporting Daresbury Laboratory's bid to host Britain's new synchrotron source.

In a letter to trade and industry minister Stephen Byers, Mr Kilfoyle, Labour MP for Liverpool Walton, said he appreciated the government faces having to make a "judgement of Solomon" over the project. But he added: "I, like other Northwest MPs, believe the case for Daresbury is overwhelming. More importantly, so do a host of academics."

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