Paddy Ashdown welcomes Government change of heart and ask for transparency when deciding if GKN jobs will stay in Yeovil or go to Poland

Paddy Ashdown welcomes Government change of heart and ask for transparency when deciding if GKN jobs will stay in Yeovil or go to Poland

Harriett Baldwin MP, Minister for Defence Procurement, has outlined in a letter to Paddy Ashdown how no decisions have been made about the future of the tools and jigs owned by the MOD at the GKN plant in Yeovil. Writing, “We have not yet made any decision on whether to allow our assets to be rel...

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Daisy Benson calls for action to support rural communities in Yeovil constituency

Daisy Benson calls for action to support rural communities in Yeovil constituency

Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Spokesperson for Yeovil Constituency has reacted with concern to a new report highlighting the impact of cuts on rural areas. Research for Rural England shows people in rural communities spending an average of £26.60/week more on transport than those in urban are...

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Paddy Ashdown pushes Government to answer question on the future of tooling equipment at GKN on first day back in the New Year

Lord Paddy Ashdown has secured the first question in the House of Lords for a Government Minster to answer the question: “to ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to retain the Government-owned tooling and jigs for the A159 Wildcat helicopter within the United Kingdom; and if so, wheth...

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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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