MP campaigns to save prison

The Wellingborough MP Peter Bone has said he's optimistic that new Justice Secretary Chris Grayling may be persuaded to keep Wellingborough prison open.

Currently the prison is earmarked for closure, a move which could mean the loss of around 600 jobs in the town.

Mr Bone says Chris Grayling has promised to visit the prison and reassess the situation.

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Wellingborough Prison Closure

Wellingborough MP Peter Bone is fighting the planned closure of the town's prison, which could result in the loss of almost 600 prison places.