Jessica Morden Jessica Morden - Labour MP for Newport East, Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons and PPS to Keir Starmer
I am very sorry to hear today’s news from Liberty Steel UK and feel for the steel workers and their families. I am keeping in touch with the company and the unions on what can be done to support people affected.
This is more bad news for the steel industry, coming on top of TATA’s closure of Orb. My colleagues and I on the All Party Steel Group have been calling for a steel sector deal as part of an industrial strategy, and this is even more evidence if it was needed that this new Tory Government has to get to grips with what is happening, and ensure action is taken to save our steel industry before it is too late.