Labour Leader Keir Starmer MP visited Hitachi Rail in Aycliffe Business Park, where he was joined by Shadow Transport Secretary Louise Haigh MP and mayoral candidate Kim McGuinness. The visit was hosted by local Labour candidate and Aycliffe resident Alan Strickland.
During the visit, Keir Starmer met union representatives, had a presentation from Hitachi’s senior management team and held an informal question and answer session with shopfloor workers.
Labour candidate for the Newton Aycliffe and Spennymoor constituency said: “It was great to welcome Keir to Aycliffe and have his strong commitment to do all he can to support Hitachi. I’ll continue to work with Labour’s top team to push the government to take the long overdue action required to keep this excellent facility thriving. Our town can’t afford to lose 700 high quality jobs.”