Lord Ashdown reacts to news of GKN Plant Closure in Yeovil

Lord Ashdown reacts to news of GKN Plant Closure in Yeovil

Lord Ashdown has responded to the news that the GKN Plant in Yeovil is to close at the end of next year. “Even if this news was expected by many, it is sad news and bad news for Yeovil and those affected especially just before Christmas. My heart goes out to them and their families. This is the i...

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Lord Ashdown demands the Government gives the Aerospace Industry in South Somerset a Nissan style deal

Lord Ashdown demands the Government gives the Aerospace Industry in South Somerset a Nissan style deal

Lord Ashdown asked the Minster making a statement on the Nissan deal in the House of Lords yesterday the following question: “My Lords, the Government’s welcome clarity, albeit given in secret to Nissan, has assured the continuation of car jobs in Sunderland and the north.” “Does the Minister rea...

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Lord Ashdown presses for answers in Parliament on the Government’s Industrial Strategy

Lord Ashdown presses for answers in Parliament on the Government’s Industrial Strategy

Speaking today in the House of Lords, Lord Ashdown asked Baroness Mobarik: “May I draw the Minster’s attention to the fact that, in the light of the more than 250 job losses in Yeovil, I have just written to the Secretary of State for Defence to ask him to assure me that the preservation of Brita...

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Lib Dems speak out against County Council on the brink of Bankruptcy

Liberal Democrats say it comes as no surprise Somerset has been in the news today highlighting the crisis in adult care services, Somerset County Council is on the brink of bankruptcy because of huge over spends and financial mismanagement from tory leadership. Opposition Leader Jane Lock said: "...

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Lord Ashdown writes again to Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon asking the Government to ensure the future of aerospace in Yeovil

Lord Ashdown writes again to Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon asking the Government to ensure the future of aerospace in Yeovil

The Right Hon Michael Fallon MP, Secretary of State for Defence Ministry of Defence, Whitehall, London, SW1A 2HB   Wednesday, 19 October 2016 Dear Michael, I hope you received my last letter and am sure you will have had my question in the Lords on the present situation in GKN Yeovil, brought to ...

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