Next month, I will meet with the Secretary of State for Scotland, David Mundell MP, to discuss a number of pressing issues including jobs in Inverclyde and Scotland’s position with Brexit.
I previously wrote to the Secretary of State to extend an invitation for him to visit Inverclyde to discuss job losses in the area and how the UK Government and its agencies are addressing the issue. The meeting has been arranged, through the Scottish Secretary’s office, for early September.
We are all aware a number of highly skilled manufacturing companies (Texas Instruments, Sanmina and IBM) have announced job losses in Inverclyde. These came as a blow to the employees affected, their families and the Inverclyde area as a whole.
I have continued to ask the UK Government what assistance they can and are providing for places like Inverclyde. I will be pressing the Secretary of State on all things Inverclyde and asking that both he and the UK Government consider the area for any future employment opportunities and business investment.
It’s vital, in my role as local MP, that I continue to put Inverclyde on the map at Westminster to ensure we’re in the UK Government’s thoughts.”