1. ITV Report

Comet axe Hull call centre

Comet call centre, Hull Photo: ITV Yorkshire

MP Alan Johnson is seeking urgent talks with the chairman of Comet over the company's plans to close its Hull call centre.

The Labour MP for Hull West & Hessle said he was " amazed" to hear Comet had decided to transfer its call centre to Bristol, which will result in nearly 250 job losses in Hull.

Alan Johnson MP Credit: ITV Yorkshire

"I was amazed to learn on Saturday that you had made the decision to close the call centre in Hull.

"If something had happened since we met, I would have expected at least a phone call. Certainly Hull City Council thought they had established a good dialogue and had heard nothing back since the meeting. My office are expecting an urgent phone call and I'm sending this...to ascertain exactly what's going on."

– Alan Johnson MP . Hull West & Hessle - letter to Comet