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MP calls for government intervention in Coty closure

The Coty factory in Seaton Delaval. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

Blyth Valley MP, Ronnie Campbell, is calling on the Government to step in to help the four hundred people affected by the planned closure of a cosmetics factory in Northumberland.

Coty, which makes products for Rimmel at its site in Seaton Delaval in Northumberland, is the area's major employer.

I've asked the Minister for an adjournment debate drag him to the dispatch box.

I don't think it will do much good but at least I'll get him there, I don't think he will give them a whack of money to stay here

– Ronnie Campbell, Labour MP Blyth Valley

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Reaction to Coty closure

Cllr Bernard Pidcock. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

90 percent of the people who are employed here live in the immediate area so it is really the economic heart of our community take this away and you are taking away 400 families' earnings- devastating.

– Cllr Bernard Pidcock Northumberland County Council
Blyth Valley MP, Ronnie Campbell. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

Any jobs losing in the constituency is bad four hundred jobs is a lot of jobs comparatively to what it used to be in the old days 400 is a lot to lose and you have the add on as well it might be more people not supplying the factory it could add up to 600.

– Ronnie Campbell MP Labour, Blyth Valley

Nissan refuse to be drawn on Brexit speculation

The new Nissan Qashqai Credit: Nissan

Ryan Gains, Chief Marketing Officer for Nissan Europe couldn't be drawn on speculation surrounding Brexit as he was questioned by ITV Tyne Tees at the Geneva Motor Show.

He did say the new Qashqai will 'propel the plant into the future' and is a car that 'the workforce should be proud of'.

Mr Gains went on to say the Sunderland plant was a 'record breaker' with the new Qashqai accounting for 300,000 units to be made on Wearside.

It was last October that Nissan announced they'd be making the next generation X-Trail and Qashqai at the Sunderland plant - securing thousands of jobs.

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