Chi raises concerns after Sanofi closure

Chi Onwurah MP for Newcastle Central and Shadow Minister for Innovation & Science said:

“ Like most people in Newcastle I am shocked and deeply saddened by the announcement that Sanofi is to close its pharmaceutical plant in Fawdon with the loss of 450 jobs.  Growing up in Kenton I knew just how important to people in Newcastle the Winthrops works were”.

 Ms Onwurah believes this is a major blow to manufacturing in the North East.

She firmly believes that unless Government makes a much stronger commitment to manufacturing, to enable investment in new products and new manufacturing plant here and across the UK, then more tragic closures are likely in the future.

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