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Source: Labour Party UK

Andy McDonald MP, Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary, responding to Wrightbus going into administration, said:

“The government must intervene to protect Wrightbus and save jobs. The manufacture of electric buses like those produced by Wrightbus is an essential part of the solution to the Climate Emergency, air pollution crisis and rebalancing the economy.

“Yet again the Tories are failing to recognise the strategic importance of UK industry to the economy and environment, and thousands of jobs will be lost because of their neglect.

“Labour will accelerate the transition to electric buses and intervene to protect and support manufacturers as a part of a Green Industrial Revolution.”

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Notes to editors

  • Labour’s Green Industrial Revolution will accelerate the electrification process, safeguarding 186,000 workers directly employed in the automotive sector threatened by closures – and creating an additional 32,000 new jobs, taking the total to almost 220,000.

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