700 new jobs at Ellesmere Port

Car manufacturing at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire has been saved after £125m investment and the creation 700 new jobs there.

Jobs boost hopes for Ellesmere Port

Car maker General Motors is expected to guarantee the future of its Ellesmere Port plant. The new model of the Astra may be built there.

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What saving Ellesmere Port means for the region

It's not just car workers at Vauxhall who've been assured they can pay their bills tonight, there are workers across the North West whose future just got a little brighter. 20 percent of the car components used at Ellesmere Port come from the UK.

The extra investment means more work for companies in the supply chain and, crucially, more jobs. More from our correspondent Matt O'Donoghue.

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Vauxhall chairman this is an "historic day"

700 jobs have been created at the once doomed Vauxhall factory at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire.

Chairman Duncan Aldred, who first worked at the Ellesmere Port factory 20 years ago as a graduate, said it was an "historic day" for Vauxhall. Read the full story here.

This is great news for the Ellesmere Port plant, our employees, the local community, our suppliers, the Vauxhall brand and the UK. We have been able to develop a responsible labour agreement that secures the plant's future. This is assisted by the Government's industrial strategy, increasing its focus on the manufacturing sector and creating ideal ground for companies to build up long-term investments."

– Chairman Duncan Aldred

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