UK Politics

Labour Party: Jaguar Land Rover agreement 'great example of cooperation' - Ed Miliband

News   •   Oct 18, 2010 12:19 BST

Ed Miliband MP, Leader of the Labour Party, today joined John Denham MP, Labour’s Shadow Business Secretary, and Jack Dromey MP, Member of Parliament for Birmingham Erdington, to praise the cooperation between Jaguar Land Rover, the company’s workforce and the trade union, in securing long-term investment in Castle Bromwich, Solihull and Halewood. All three welcomed the deal, which is a huge boost for manufacturing in the UK while also safeguarding jobs and driving forward growth in the area.

Ed Miliband MP, Leader of the Labour Party, said:


“This is a great example of cooperation between Jaguar Land Rover, the company’s workforce and the trade union. As a result of this responsible negotiation, manufacturing in Castle Bromwich, Solihull and Halewood is secu re. This decision will drive growth in Britain and bring extra jobs to the West Midlands and Merseyside.

“This news of £5 billion investment in British manufacturing stands in stark contrast to how the Tory-led Coalition Government are approaching the current economic situation by putting the fragile recovery at risk and undermining economic growth.”

John Denham MP, Labour’s Shadow Business Secretary, said:


“It is great news that Jaguar Land Rover, a truly global automotive company, has chosen Britain’s manufacturing sector as its long-term base. This news is a testament to the company’s workforce, which for generations has developed a world-class reputation for British manufacturing.”

Jack Dromey MP, Member of Parliament for Erdington, the location of the Castle Bromwich site, said:


“This is brilliant news in bleak times. Castle Bromwich built the Spitfire during the war and two generation s of the Jaguar. My constituency of Erdington is one of the poorest in Britain but now the future of its jewel in the crown of manufacturing excellence has been secured."