Scott Bell has today written to Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy encouraging the government to do all in its power to secure additional investment from Ineos, the petrochemicals company for a new plant in Hull and East Yorkshire.
Ineos, Britain’s largest privately owned company, is considering setting up the new facility either at in Belgium or at its existing UK site at Saltend in Hull. The facility would make the raw materials that go into the production of paints and adhesives and bring dozens more quality jobs to the area.
Scott says, “The Humber region is one of the largest chemical-producing regions in the country with companies employing 6,000 people. This investment could see the region secure more high quality jobs for local people. Under the Conservatives a record number of people are now in work as unemployment continues to fall to record lows, I am encouraging the government to continue building on its progress across the region. “
“I grew up in Hull and remember to this day the impact unemployment had on my family when my Dad lost his job, it rocked our family to its core. I will campaign to ensure more people have the security of a job and are able to provide for their families. As a party, the Conservatives want to do more to deliver well-paid jobs in the area, which is why I am writing to the Secretary of State to ensure this plant is part of our modern Industrial Strategy in Humber region. Labour would put all this at risk.”
Scott continues, “Only the Conservatives will continue to take the balanced approach our economy needs to support businesses to create better, higher paying jobs, ensuring our future security and prosperity”.