Liverpool’s Metro Mayor receives Labour backing for a proposed £1.5 billion tidal barrage.

The proposed project could see  around 1 GW or 1% of the UK’s annual electricity need produced, providing potential power for 200,000 homes.

John McDonnell, shadow chancellor, has thrown his weight behind the proposal in a recent article in the Financial Times, and quoted as saying “It is not just do-able, I think it’s going to be a world leader”.