Following the news yesterday that wind turbine blade manufacturers, Vestas, plan to close their manufacturing plant in Newport, the Island Liberal Democrats tell us that they’re shocked to learn of the possible loss of 500 jobs at Vestas.
Jill Wareham, Liberal Democrat Prospective Parliamentary Candidate, said
“This is devastating news for those people and their families who are losing their jobs. The knock on effect of the closure of the factory will also have a massive impact to the whole economy on the Island.
“We, as Liberal Democrats, are particularly saddened because we fought to bring Vestas to the Island over ten years ago. We expect that both the MP and the Council will be moving quickly to contact the Government Ministers and SEEDA to attract more financial support so Vestas can stay on the Island.”