West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has slammed Conservative government failures that have led to the loss of 608 businesses selling British goods overseas in the North West between 2019 and 2020, saying that a Labour government has a plan to buy, make and sell more in Britain which will create new jobs in the area.   

New figures released by the Labour party show that British businesses selling goods overseas have been lost over 2019 – 2020, with little action from government to address the jobs or industries experiencing the decline.  

The party recently revealed its own plan that it would carry out in government to buy, make and sell more in Britain, unveiling a plan to raise standards, award more public contracts to British businesses and bring the jobs of the future to the UK.  

And they’ve also outlined a plan to “fix the holes” in the government’s trade deal with the EU, saying while Labour would not reopen the deal, that they would build on it so British businesses can sell goods and services across Europe with far more ease than the red tape they’re currently being burdened with.   

MP Rosie said they were committed to bringing that action to the North West, pointing to the potential of green energy, electric and hydrogen vehicles, and sustainable construction materials.  

West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper said: 
“As we recover from the pandemic, we have a chance to seize new opportunities and shape a new future for Britain, and for West Lancashire.  

“That means doing all we can to buy, make and sell more in Britain – and fixing the holes in the government’s trade deal with the EU so we can get British goods and services sold across Europe and the world.   

“Labour will not reopen the Brexit deal – but we will build on it. Instead, this Conservative government seems happy to see British businesses selling overseas disappear.  

“I am already working with the Department for International Trade to support businesses in West Lancashire who do or wish to export and have recently held some roundtable meetings to discuss how we can support local businesses.” 

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