Ford Statement (published 06/06/2019)

Statement from Stephen Kinnock MP and David Rees AM on Ford’s decision to close its Bridgend Plant


Commenting on the news that Ford has decided to shut down its operations in Bridgend in September 2020, Stephen Kinnock MP for Aberavon and David Rees AM for Aberavon said,


“This is a devastating blow for the South Wales economy and for the large number of workers at the plant and their families, many of whom are our constituents. We will do all we can to ensure that they are fully supported at this crucial time.


“We urge both the UK and Welsh governments to re-double their efforts to attract investors to secure alternative employment in this sector in Bridgend.  This is a highly skilled workforce which has much to offer to investors.


“We also call on Ford to organise an urgent meeting with elected representatives from constituencies that are directly affected by this terrible news.


“We are available to any constituent affected by this decision and encourage them to contact our offices for advice and support if needed.”