Monday 13 May 2019 / 3:13 PM Business / Rebecca Long Bailey

Ministers should pull out all stops to ensure Honda reconsiders devastating closure decision

Rebecca Long Bailey MP, Labour’s Shadow Business Secretary, commenting on Honda’s decision to close its Swindon plant, said:

“This is devastating news for the workers who have fought tooth and nail to save their jobs. The impact of today’s announcement will be felt right across the local community and the wider supply chain.

“Workers and their trade union Unite had compiled an alternative case to keep Honda Swindon open, which would have made Honda a global leader in emerging battery technology and well placed for the production of electric vehicles in the coming years to Britain and global markets.

“We await the Government’s response and urge it to pull out all the stops to ensure that Honda reconsiders its decision, as well as examining other possible alternative options to save jobs and keep this vital plant in production.”