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 Alison McGovern Alison McGovern Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) 3:38 pm, 1st March 2021

I support everything that my neighbour, my hon. Friend Justin Madders, said about this, and specifically about the impact of this issue on people in our area, and I support what he said about needing to move quickly. Whatever the strategy or plan, it must be about jobs and opportunities, particularly for young people who could be facing a serious unemployment situation. What discussion has the Secretary of State had with the metro Mayor for Merseyside about how we ensure that, whatever the plan is for automotive, it has the fortunes of young people at its heart?