Responding to David Cameron’s comments on the Ford Transit plant being kept open, John Denham MP said:
“Having spoken to local and national trade union officials representing workers at the Ford plant, I understand that there is no suggestion that the plant will remain making Transit vans.
“David Cameron is cynically toying with the hopes and fears of Eastleigh families for an extra few votes in this by-election. Vince Cable has always made it clear the plant will close. Vince Cable needs to clarify his government’s position on this and apologise to the workers and their families given false hope today.”