Rebecca Long Bailey MP, Labour’s Shadow Business Secretary, responding to news that Nissan will end production in Sunderland of its Infiniti brand cars, said “This is yet another blow to Sunderland, only a few weeks after Nissan decided to take planned production of the X-Trail out of the city.
“When we look at what is happening to the car industry, from Swindon right through to Sunderland, it is clear the UK car industry has been undermined by this government.
“The Tories’ mishandling of Brexit has created prolonged uncertainty, and they have refused to support the industry while it faces enormous challenges, like electrification.
“The Conservatives need to end this Brexit chaos and back Labour’s credible alternative plan, including a comprehensive customs union. The government must also produce a strategy for the sector, working with trade unions, before it is too late.”