The UK’s membership of the EU is essential to accelerating growth in the UK car industry in the North East, Angela Eagle MP will argue today (Wednesday 8 June). Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills will highlight new analysis which shows that a car rolls off a UK production line bound for Europe every 36 seconds.Read more
Responding to the article by the Chairman of Hitachi warning about the consequences of a vote to leave the EU, Phil Wilson MP for Sedgefield and regional campaign co-ordinator of Labour in for Britain campaign said:
“The words of the Hitachi chairman, Mr Nakanishi, should come as a warning to those promoting the Leave campaign. Hitachi has made the biggest private sector investment in the North East since Nissan. The train building factory is in my constituency because of the brilliant local workforce and because the UK is the gateway to Europe. It would be a tragedy if the UK votes to leave the EU and put all the investment at risk.
“The leave campaigners are not acting in the best interest of the North East economy. What they are promoting is economic madness. I, and others, worked long and hard to ensure Hitachi came to the North East. I want to see the company stay for the long-term and expand creating more jobs, skills and prosperity. That can only happen if we remain part of the EU.”
Alan Johnson MP, the Chair of Labour In For Britain, hopped on board the battlebus this week as it toured the Tees Valley. Starting off at Hitachi Rail Europe's new £80m train production facility in Newton Aycliffe before heading off to campaign stops in Stockton and Middlesbrough. Alan ended his day at the Materials Process Institute in Redcar to hear how important access to the European Union is to their business.
We caught up with Alan at the end of his day on the bus...
In order to highlight the improvements the European Union has made to the quality of bathing water in the UK Paul Brannen, Labour Member of the European Parliament for the North East of England, has decided to see for himself by taking a dip in the sea at various places along the North East coast.Read more
The Chair of Labour In for Britain, Alan Johnson MP, has today encouraged young people across the North East to register to vote in the forthcoming referendum on the EU.Read more
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.
Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary Hilary Benn MP visited the site of the North East’s first University Technical College in County Durham today as part of Labour’s campaign to remain in the EU.Read more
Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary Hilary Benn today warned that industry on Teesside would be hit hard by any decision to leave the European Union.
It has been estimated that the UK Chemicals sector could lose as much as £7billion each year if the UK left the EU.Read more
Over 326,000 part time workers in North East will have their rights at work put at risk by a vote to leave EU
Labour’s Deputy Leader Tom Watson today made his first major speech highlighting how the EU has helped to secure workers’ rights including the rights of over 326,000 part time workers in the North East.Read more
Seven council leaders from across the North East have today come together to sign a letter warning that “the disastrous economic effects of Brexit could mean catastrophe for our councils’ ability to deliver the services people rely on.”Read more