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Welsh Secretary welcomes GM Ellesmere Port announcement

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Secretary of State for Wales, Cheryl Gillan has today welcomed the announcement from GM that will safeguard 2,000 jobs and car production at…

Secretary of State for Wales, Cheryl Gillan has today welcomed the announcement from GM that will safeguard 2,000 jobs and car production at the Ellesmere Port plant until at least 2020.

The £125million investment to build the next generation Astra will also create 700 new jobs and 4,000 jobs in the supply chain - news which will be welcomed by the hundreds of North Wales based employees who work at the plant.
 
Welcoming the announcement, the Secretary of State for Wales, Cheryl Gillan said:

“This announcement will come as very welcome news for the economy and the hundreds of employees from North Wales who make the journey to the Ellesmere Port plant every day.

“The news is testament to the exemplary skills of the workforce, and an excellent example of how this Government is helping to create the right environment for industry. Moreover, it is another sure sign that the UK’s auto sector continues to go from strength-to-strength and is open for business.”