Clintons is the UK's biggest card retailer and employs more than 8,000 staff, and has shops across the South and South East
The MP for Southampton Itchen has reacted to news that British Gas is to close its call centre in Hampshire with the loss of 550 jobs.
British Gas is planning to close a call centre in Southampton at the end of the year with the loss of 550 jobs.
Staff were told this morning that the centre in St Mary's Road in Southampton will be closed by the end of 2012 as part of a company-wide review.
Plans for 900 new homes and an industrial estate near Swindon have been approved by the planning inspector - against the wishes of tens of thousands of residents.
The Borough Council rejected the plans for the land between Coate Water Country Park and the Great Western Hospital last year.
But developer Redrow went to a planning inquiry who overturned that decision. Redrow says its paying a lot of money to improve the park alongside the development.