Appledore Shipyard

Geoffrey Cox and Peter Heaton Jones, MP for North Devon, meet workers from Appledore Shipyard in the House of Commons.
Geoffrey Cox and Peter Heaton Jones, MP for North Devon, meet workers from Appledore Shipyard in the House of Commons.
30th October 2018

Torridge and West Devon MP Geoffrey Cox QC, and Peter Heaton Jones, MP for North Devon, today met a delegation of workers from Appledore Shipyard in the House of Commons.

The members of Appledore’s workforce travelled from the South West to deliver their petition to save Appledore Shipyard to the owner of the Yard, Babcock International.

Following the meeting Mr Cox said: “I had a constructive and frank discussion with the representatives of the Yard, many of whom I have met on several occasions in Torridge. They have my complete support and, as I told them during our meeting, I will continue to do all that I can to ensure that Babcock commits to keeping the Yard open and keeping its highly skilled workforce intact.

“The Government will do all it reasonably can, but what it cannot do is replace a commitment by Babcock and I will work alongside the Appledore representatives I met today to persuade the company to maintain its operation at the Yard.”

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