After weeks of speculation Vauxhall has confirmed that the new Astra WILL be built at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire. It means seven hundred new jobs and a boost for the local economy . Vauxhall chairman Duncan Aldred and business secretary Vince Cable say its an 'historic day.'
General Motors has signalled that its factory in Cheshire may be saved. There's intense speculation that the company's plant at Ellesmere Port will become the centre of production for the new Astra.