Although the Vauxhall plant is located in Ellesmere Port there around 400 people from North Wales who work at the site. It is am important employer and we need to ensure it has a solid future.
My Hon. Friend secured this debate and I support him in his measures to ensure the UK Government are protecting these jobs. But I wanted to urge my Hon. Friend and he Minister responding to work with the Welsh Government as well. It will require collaboration to ensure that decent jobs remain at Vauxhall.
I have co-signed a letter to the Prime Minister calling for action to be taken by the Government to stop the planned jobs losses at BAE Systems from happening.
The letter calls on the Prime Minister to look at the option of bringing forward orders to provide additional work for BAE’s employees, such as replacing the Red Arrows’ fleet of Hawk aircraft. Read more “All Party Letter to save jobs at BAE Systems”
I pressed the Government during an Urgent Question on the 16 October 2017 to take firm action to support the automotive sector and to ensure that the proposed job losses at the Ellesmere Port Vauxhall plant are not seen.
Over the weekend, Vauxhall announced its intention to reduce its workforce by 400 at its Ellesmere Port plant due to a reduction in the sales of their Astra range. With 450 of the total plant workforce belonging to people who commute from North East Wales this decision, if carried through, will hurt families in Delyn. Read more “Urgent Question: Vauxhall Plant Ellesmere Port”
Yesterday, I met with local apprentice Sinead Beck, who is working with Magellan, and her supervisor Dave Evans in Parliament to celebrate the aerospace, defence, security and space sectors apprenticeship schemes.
This was a great opportunity for MPs to find out more about our industries and celebrate the 11,000 apprenticeships provided by companies in these sectors. It was organised by ADS. ADS is the trade association representing over 1,000 companies, including 900 SMEs, across the UK’s Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space sectors. From technology to exports, to apprenticeships and investment, our sectors are vital to the UK’s growth – generating £72bn a year for the UK economy, including £37bn in exports, and directly providing 363,000 jobs.
The aerospace and defence sectors are important for Flintshire. We have the Broughton centre of excellence which provides numerous jobs in Delyn. Read more “Meeting with Flint apprentice”