Friday 5 July 2019 / 9:26 AM Rebecca Long Bailey

Welcome news for workers at JLR – Rebecca Long Bailey

Rebecca Long Bailey MP, Shadow Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Secretary, commenting on the news Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is investing in building a range of electric vehicles at its Castle Bromwich plant in Birmingham, said:

“This is welcome news for the workers at JLR and a ray of hope for the automotive sector at this difficult time.

“However, the fact remains that overall investment in UK automotive is plummeting and global players are choosing to invest in electrification elsewhere.

“The government must urgently work with industry and trade unions to ensure this investment from JLR is a model to other manufacturers and not an exception.”