Erdington MP: Dunlop factory closure ‘outrageous’
The member of Parliament for Erdington, the constituency when Goodyear Dunlop is based has criticised the “outrageous and irresponsible” way in which the tyre manufacturer has opted to close its Dunlop Motorsport factory in Birmingham. Jack Dromey (Labour) said the closure confirmation came two days after a summit with business secretary Vince Cable.
“Four days after they told Vince Cable they would seriously examine all options for remaining in Birmingham, that have announced out of the blue a closure that will end 125 years of manufacturing history. We will not allow a decision to be made 3,600 miles away in Ohio to put 300 highly-skilled Birmingham workers on the scrapheap,” Dromey told the Birmingham Post.
The Birmingham Post had previously reported that eight potential sites for a new facility had been identified in the city.