Julie Elliott MP

Standing up for Sunderland Central

We should celebrate but the PM must do more

I wholeheartedly welcome the announcement that Nissan has decided to build the new Qashqai and X-Trail models at their Sunderland plant.  The hard work of the thousands of people working at Nissan and in the supply chain has once again been rewarded.


Let us celebrate this news.

We must not, however, lose sight of the fact that tens of thousands of jobs in manufacturing are still at risk in our region because of the Government’s failure to give clarity regarding the future of our trading relationship with the EU.

The Prime Minister needs to act now to secure the future of UK manufacturing.

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