Thursday 9 January 2020 / 9:30 PM Andy McDonald

Hundreds of jobs to go at Newton Aycliffe – McDonald responds

Andy McDonald MP, Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary, responding to news that hundreds of jobs will be lost at Newton Aycliffe, said:

“This is devastating news not only for the Hitachi’s employees directly affected but also for those in the supply chain.

“The Government has to have a direct response to these job losses in the North East, but also needs to put in place an industrial strategy that ensures that the billions of pounds of public money invested in the railway secures well-paid, skilled jobs in the UK.”