Tory MP fights windfarm while planning his own

Neil "Hypocrite" Carmichael MP

When villagers launched a campaign to stop four giant wind turbines spoiling their sweeping landscape, their local MP was only too happy to lend his support. What the campaigners did not know was that their highest-profile backer was trying to build four almost identical structures on his own land at the other end of the country.

 Unbeknown to his constituents in Stroud, Gloucestershire, Neil Carmichael had struck a deal with energy giant RWE npower to site a wind farm on his farmland in Northumberland. Opponents of the Northumberland plans branded the politician a “hypocrite” and claimed his proposals would destroy their area’s rural character forever.

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