Lucy meets GKN workers at Parliament

Lucy met with GKN workers in Westminster today as they lobbied for Government intervention in Melrose's proposed takeover of the engineering giant.

Melrose's £7.4 billion bid for GKN, which has a site at Hadley in Telford, is currently under scrutiny and there are fears that a successful takeover could lead to job cuts and the shifting of parts of the business overseas.

Melrose specialise in operationally improving industrial companies, before selling them on for a profit.

Since learning of the proposed takeover, Lucy has sought assurances from the Government on jobs and operations, as well as the pensions of GKN staff both at Telford's Hadley Park and at other UK sites.

She has also made representations, directly, to the Business Secretary, Greg Clark, and to the Work and Pensions Secretary, Esther McVey, during Parliamentary questions.

You can read more about today's lobby at:

For more information about Melrose's proposed takeover, click here

Photo - Lucy Allan MP addresses GKN workers in the Palace of Westminster.