Lucy Powell – 2020 Comments on Job Losses at Bombardier

Below is the text of the comments made by Lucy Powell, the Shadow Minister for Business and Consumers, on 11 June 2020.

This is a further body blow to our world-leading aerospace industry and a devastating loss of high skilled, high paid jobs in an area that can ill afford to lose them.

France and Germany have stepped in to support and sustain their aerospace industry, while our Government continues to drag its feet. With the right action now the UK could lead the world in the green revolution in aerospace; no action will lead to devastation and long-term damage to communities which rely on these jobs.