Rotherham MP vows to fight against job losses at engineering firm

Sarah Champion, Labour MP for Rotherham
Sarah Champion, Labour MP for Rotherham

Rotherham MP Sarah Champion has vowed to fight against job losses at a Rotherham firm.

She spoke out after engineering firm MTL Group Limited went into administration earlier this week.

Joint administrator John Sumpton said 157 workers were to be made redundant, with a further 146 jobs at risk unless a buyer is found for the Brinsworth-based firm.

Ms Champion said: “I was very sorry to hear the news of so many potential job losses in my constituency.

“I know the devastating impact this will have, not just on those who could been made redundant, but also their families.

“Rotherham currently has the 35th highest level of unemployment in the country and this has to be addressed.

“I plan to contact to Vince Cable, Minister for Business, Skills and Innovation, to see what can be done to help MTL Group Limited and their staff.

“I will do everything in my power to fight for those hard-working families who will now be worrying about their future, and I hope an appropriate solution can be found.

“I also believe we can go some way to securing the future of MTL Group Limited, a company which has been an important part of Rotherham’s economy for many years.”