Vauxhall at Ellesmere Port and Battery Manufacturing Strategy

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:38 pm on 1st March 2021.

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Photo of Kim Johnson Kim Johnson Labour, Liverpool, Riverside 3:38 pm, 1st March 2021

A thousand jobs are at risk if the Ellesmere Port plant closes, and a further 6,000 in the supply chain. Does the Minister agree that the future of the Vauxhall Ellesmere Port plant and the GKN plant in Birmingham could be secured if the Government commit to investing in a green recovery for the automotive sector to produce a new electric model and, in that way, they could protect thousands of jobs, because actions speak louder than words.