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Southampton jobs to go at Ford

There are concerns over the future of the Ford plant in Southampton because of the closure of a factory in Belgium.

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Ford reaction from the Commons

The prospect of Ford's closure in Southampton has now been raised in the House of Commons, in an exchange between Caroline Nokes MP, Con MP for Romsey and Southampton North, and Andrew Lansely MP, Leader of the Commons.

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