Wednesday 25 July 2018 / 10:22 AM Jeremy Corbyn

Decline in UK rail manufacturing shows Tories “bad for workers and bad for business” – Corbyn

The decline in jobs and turnover in UK rail manufacturing shows the Tories are “bad for workers and bad for business”, Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn says.

The number of jobs in manufacturing locomotives and rolling stock has fallen by 12.5% since 2011, official figures show.

Since 2010, turnover from the manufacture of rail and rolling stock has declined by more than 10%.

Jeremy Corbyn visits the Bombardier factory in Derby today to talk to employers, workers and union representatives about how the next Labour government will prioritise British manufacturing.

Speaking ahead of the visit, part of Labour’s ‘Build it in Britain’ campaign launched yesterday, Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn, said:

“Under the Tories, our industries have not received the support they need, with the Government farming out major public contracts overseas. This is bad for workers and it’s bad for business.

“Our economy has become too narrowly focused, with the Conservatives prioritising speculative interests in the City of London and ignoring the needs of our communities.

“The next Labour government will throw its weight behind British manufacturing, reprogramme our economy and build a society that works for the many, not the few.”