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Speaking to Labour North’s economy policy forum at Middlesbrough FC’s Riverside Stadium tonight, Seema Malhotra MP, Labour’s Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, said:

“The North East region has potentially the most to gain from staying in the EU but the most to lose by walking away.

“This region is the nation’s exporter, a region that delivers a trade surplus, home to the Europe’s most productive car maker and the newest train-builder. Looking out from this stadium we can see the vastness of the chemical industry which dominates the Teesside skyline, providing thousands of jobs employed by companies from the continent. Our continued membership of the EU can unlock further growth, encourage further investment and bring more jobs to this region.

“Over 100,000 jobs and nearly 4,000 apprentices are directly linked with trade with our EU partners and over half of all exports from the region are with Europe. It would be a huge risk to leave the world’s largest trading block.

“We’re making Labour’s case to stay in. The North East is better off in Europe. It brings us jobs, growth and investment, protects British workers and consumers and helps keep us safe. Leaving would put that at risk.

“Walking away from Europe would leave this region totally at the mercy of an uncaring Tory government. The people of Teesside know all too well, after the tragedy of the ending of steelmaking, how empty George Osborne’s talk of a Northern Powerhouse is. It is vital we win the argument and win the vote to remain in.”

North East: Most to gain; Most to lose

Speaking to Labour North’s economy policy forum at Middlesbrough FC’s Riverside Stadium tonight, Seema Malhotra MP, Labour’s Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, said: “The North East region has potentially...

WEB_6649.jpgLabour’s Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury Seema Malhotra hit the campaign trail in Carlisle yesterday with a week to go before the city council elections.

Joining Councillor Colin Glover, Leader of Carlisle City Council, at the University of Cumbria, they visited the new £1.2m STEM Laboratories. The University this week announced funding from Cumbria’s Local Enterprise Partnership had been secured for a further extension to the facility.

Seema also met students before going on to meet small business owners David & Jayne Gardiner in their independent shop, Ashbridge & Brown, in the city centre.

Seema Malhotra MP said:

“I was pleased to visit the University of Cumbria and I am very impressed by the new STEM Laboratories. There is national shortage of graduates with specific science skills and this new facility offers students a great opportunity to acquire the skills they need to go and work in places like Sellafield, in forensics or the pharmaceutical industry.

“I was pleased to hear about the close working relationship the University has with Cumbria’s local councils and the support they receive from Carlisle City Council. Under Labour leadership, Carlisle City Council has supported economic growth and business. Local councils have an important role in ensuring that business has the right environment in which to grow and create the jobs of the future.

“Investment like this is a sign of a confident city and that’s why it’s so important that people vote Labour to carry on this progress on Thursday next week.”

Councillor Colin Glover, Labour Leader of Carlisle City Council said:

“These are exciting times for our local University and I was pleased to welcome Seema to Carlisle to see the new STEM labs. The news of further investment from the Local Enterprise Partnership to expand the facilities further is a huge boost for the city.

“The Labour City Council is committed to working closely with local business and our educational establishments to ensure everything is done to attract the jobs of the future. We are ambitious for our city and we can’t afford to slip back under a Tory council.”

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Labour’s Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury Seema Malhotra hit the campaign trail in Carlisle yesterday with a week to go before the city council elections. Joining Councillor Colin Glover,...

Labour's Shadow Higher and Further Education Minister joined us in Carlisle on Thursday.

We caught up with Gordon Marsden MP on the local elections, the floods and why EU membership is so important to the region's universities. 

  


 

 

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Shadow Universities Minister campaigns in Carlisle

Labour's Shadow Higher and Further Education Minister joined us in Carlisle on Thursday.

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