Phil Wilson MP took the Labour European Parliament candidates to  the Hitachi site to emphasise the importance of links with Europe. He said: “Hitachi is building their train manufacturing plant in Newton Aycliffe because we are part of the EU. Hitachi rail Europe are building the factory on Aycliffe Industrial Estate bringing 730 jobs to the town with thousands more in the supply chain.
They want to build trains for the rest of Europe and being part of the European Union is essential to that aim.”