THE wind farm industry is a ‘big con’ according to a Bolton euro MP.

North West MEP Paul Nuttall, the UKIP deputy leader, is backing a petition calling for a debate in Parliament to discuss a reduction in wind farm subsidies.

He said: “The wind farm industry is a big con which makes money for investors at the expense of our electricity bills. It is not, and never will be, a cost-effective way of producing energy and meanwhile our countryside and seas are being blighted in a headlong rush to meet ridiculous EU targets.”