Cunningham was the Labour MP for Copeland from 1970 until 2005, when he stood down at the General Election. Copeland is the constituency that includes the controversial nuclear plant at Sellafield. During his time in Parliament he was one of the most vocal pro-nuclear MPs and he was known as "Nuclear Jack" and was President of the "Friends of Sellafield Society."
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- BBC News, Cunningham's Long Good-Bye, October 12, 1999