The Prime Minister this afternoon hailed the creation of Jaguar Land Rover’s flagship new engine plant between Telford and Wolverhampton as he pledged to do more to make Britain a business-friendly country.
David Cameron was responding during the first Prime Minister’s Questions of the new term to a question from South Staffordshire MP Gavin Williamson.
The Tory MP praised JLR for creating the £355 million engine plant at the i54 business park in Fordhouses, just off the M54, and for taking on thousands of new workers at its other plants.
Mr Cameron said: “Jaguar Land Rover hired a massive 8,000 new workers. It’s a big success for inward investment from the Indian parent company.” The sales boom is good for Telford and Shropshire firms reliant on the automotive supply trade.