The MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale has said he will 'fight vociferously for every single job' at the Heinz Factory in Kendal.
45 production and management jobs are to go and the company is switching some manufacturing to New Zealand.
Ryan Dollard reports.
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Emma Jesson brings you Sunday night's forecast
The Met Office have issued a yellow "Be Aware" warning of heavy rain for the region which is valid from 3pm Sunday until 3pm Monday