Call for help for those affected by Newport job losses


Plaid AM raises urgent question in Assembly

Plaid Cymru AM for the South East, Lindsay Whittle, has described the loss of 150 jobs at the Identity and Passport service offices in Newport as a bitter blow for the city.

Speaking after he raised an Urgent Question in the Senedd, Mr Whittle challenged the First Minister on what action he is taking to mitigate the effects of the job losses on the people of Newport.

Plaid Cymru’s Lindsay Whittle AM said:

“Such large numbers of jobs lost are a bitter blow for Newport and the surrounding areas. While the Tories and Lib Dems seem to think we should be grateful that more people haven’t lost their jobs, the new Labour Welsh government must now act to help those people who will be out of work and to help Newport.

“The new Labour Welsh government should be proactive as the Scottish and Northern Irish governments are being in order to secure new funding from the UK government in order to invest in our communities.

“It appears that the new Labour Welsh government is last to the table here and the people of Wales have a right to ask why.”