Lucy Powell – 2020 Comments on the Automotive Sector

Comments made by Lucy Powell, the Shadow Minister for Business and Consumers, on 27 August 2020.

The UK’s world-leading automotive industry has been rocked by coronavirus and livelihoods are on the line. But Ministers won’t listen to reason and are refusing to recognise some sectors have been hit harder than others.

They must urgently target support at the sectors that need it with a focus on creating skilled, green jobs – and do right by the communities across the UK they promised to protect.

Anything less would be a betrayal of many communities which helped get Boris Johnson elected.