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Yorkshire MP vows to continue Remploy fight

Yvette Cooper speaking at the Labour Party conference in Manchester. Credit: PA Wire

A West Yorkshire MP has declared that Labour will carry on fighting against the closure of Remploy factories across our region.

They employ workers with disabilities, but the Government confirmed in July that six sites were to close.

It said the factories faced a shortfall of around £70 million last year and employees would be better served in mainstream employment.

But Yvette Cooper, who represents Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford, described the closures as "shocking" and claimed the Government had "turned their back".

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