Thursday 7 June 2018 / 9:40 AM Business / Rebecca Long-Bailey

While the Cabinet is in chaos over Brexit their lack of focus on our high streets is leading to mass job losses – Long Bailey

Rebecca Long Bailey MP, Labour’s Shadow Business Secretary, responding to the news that House of Fraser is set to close 31 stores, said:

“In the first three months of this year 21,000 jobs were lost in the retail sector. Today another 6000 jobs are at risk as House of Fraser confirms store closures across the UK.

“While the Cabinet is in chaos over Brexit their lack of focus on our high streets is leading to mass job losses, failing one of the biggest employers and industrial sectors in the UK, which is why Labour has called on the Business Secretary to publish a retail sector strategy to safeguard jobs.

“The next Labour government will support retail by placing it at the heart of our industrial strategy. It’s time for the Tories to step up to the challenge of rescuing our high streets.”