Jeremy Corbyn visits Ilkeston

Published on: Saturday, 18th August 2018

The leader of the Labour Party, Rt Hon Jeremy Corbyn MP visited Stanton Bonna in Erewash with Parliamentary candidate Catherine Atkinson (16/8/18).

Jeremy and Catherine met workers, and Jeremy presented a long service award to an employee and cut the ribbon opening a new section of the site.
Catherine said: “I’m very proud of Stanton Bonna, an example of our great manufacturing businesses in Erewash.  They provide decent jobs and also a sense of pride and community.   I want to see a new era of industrial growth and high paid jobs here in the Erewash Valley.  With a Labour Government and Labour Council in Erewash we would see the investment and ambition that is needed to achieve that.  It’s time for change.”

Jeremy said: “Stanton Bonna is a great example of successful British manufacturing.  A Labour Government will invest in industry to provide jobs and wealth across the country.”
The Labour Party has launched a “Build It In Britain Campaign” to highlight its industrial policy which accuses the Conservative Government of overseeing the decline of industry and of 'farming out' major public contracts overseas.  The campaign claims that the Conservatives provide less economic and transport investment to the East Midlands than any other region.

Labour pledges to use public contracts to provide public benefit, expand the industrial base and drive up tax revenues, which it said, as part of an industrial strategy would drive a renaissance and upgrade the economy to secure good jobs.  The party said that it was committed to using public procurement to drive the engine of the private sector as part of a strong industrial strategy, which also includes: a £250 billion of investment to upgrade infrastructure through a National Transformation Fund; a National Investment Bank and network of Regional Investment Banks; and a National Education Service to improve skills and lifelong learning.

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