The closure of British Gas’s Oldbury site and the loss of 700 jobs is devastating news.

John Spellar MP said: “This is devastating news and a huge shock to the workforce and the local community. British Gas is a major local employer and the workforce have provided a good and loyal service. This is no way to reward their efforts.”

Today, John Spellar also asked the Prime Minister to instruct his ministers to contact British Gas and the unions to arrange urgent meetings in order to save the jobs or -; if this is not possible -; establish a task force to create alternative opportunities for the loyal and hardworking workforce.

Mr Spellar has arranged to meet British Gas on Friday to discuss this devastating announcement.

Below is a video of John Spellar MP’s exchange with the Prime Minister: 

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