Alison McGovern MP responds to this morning’s news regarding the Vauxhall takeover deal
“I have visited the Ellesmere Port site many times. It is an incredible and very productive site with a dedicated and highly skilled workforce, who will be working on the current model until 2021. That is not changed by today’s news. What is important now is the long-term future of the site in terms of employment, pensions and investment.
Vauxhall is a crucial employer in Wirral which employs many of my constituents. There will be understandable concern following this latest news. I do share this concern but I am focusing on the discussions which have already started with the Business Secretary Greg Clarke about the Ellesmere Port plant, alongside Unite the union, and these will obviously continue. I am will be working with local politicians including the MP for Ellesmere Port Justin Madders and others to protect the future of this site, whoever the owning group.
The Government must demonstrate that whatever the Brexit deal, the automotive sector has a strong future. I will be holding them to account for the commitment they have made to my constituents.”