As Jaguar Land Rover prepares for an era of electric vehicle manufacturing, Dame Caroline Spelman responds to local concerns about the planned move of the Discovery programme and investment in new technology at the Solihull Plant.
Commenting on the decision, the Meriden MP said:
"The impact of this decision and the potential of any job losses is, of course, deeply concerning. In response to this news, I have already established a dialogue with Jaguar LandRover and will be working with them to limit the risk to local jobs and ensure a successful transition.
"Nevertheless, it is reassuring that the Jaguar LandRover plant in Solihull will benefit from significant investment and a technology upgrade, making it fit for the future and to accommodate for the next generation of flagship and electric vehicles. Furthermore, that JLR have committed to making the Range Rover models; including one of their best sellers - the Evoque - in the UK".
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