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GKN Automotive alternative plan

EDM (Early Day Motion) 236: tabled on 22 June 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 67 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House is alarmed by GKN Automotive’s decision to close its Birmingham factory next year, with the loss of over 500 highly skilled jobs and work transferred to continental Europe; notes that GKN’s origins trace back to the industrial revolution, with over 260 years of history that include making cannonballs for the Battle of Waterloo and parts for Spitfires in the Battle of Britain; further notes that GKN was subject to a hostile takeover in 2018 by venture capitalists Melrose Industries with promises made to rebuild the company into a British manufacturing powerhouse; is disappointed that GKN has rejected Unite the union’s alternative business plan to save the factory, which is a major supplier to car plants across the West Midlands; believes that, with the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles ending in 2030, there is an urgent need to develop domestic infrastructure for producing electric vehicles; further believes that the factory can play a key role in the transition to electric vehicles by producing vital components such as the e-Drive axel, an existing GKN technology; welcomes assurances from Ministers that they are committed to doing what they can to save these high-skilled jobs, which could involve investment in capital equipment or skills to stoke the plant’s competitiveness (Official Report, 28 April 2021, Cols 127WH 128WH); and calls on GKN to work with the Government and Unite to secure a viable future for the factory, and on the Government to provide whatever support is needed to achieve this.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Western, Matt
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2021
Warwick and Leamington
Owatemi, Taiwo
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2021
Coventry North West
Griffith, Nia
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2021
Llanelli
Mahmood, Mr Khalid
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2021
Birmingham, Perry Barr
Ali, Tahir
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2021
Birmingham, Hall Green
Phillips, Jess
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2021
Birmingham, Yardley
Byrne, Liam
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2021
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Spellar, John
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2021
Warley
McMorrin, Anna
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2021
Cardiff North
Abrahams, Debbie
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2021
Oldham East and Saddleworth
Fletcher, Colleen
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2021
Coventry North East
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2021
Eltham
Harman, Ms Harriet
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2021
Camberwell and Peckham
McCabe, Steve
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2021
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2021
Rochdale
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2021
Denton and Reddish
Tarry, Sam
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2021
Ilford South
Winter, Beth
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2021
Cynon Valley
Mishra, Navendu
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2021
Stockport
Corbyn, Jeremy
Independent
Signed on 22 June 2021
Islington North
Gardiner, Barry
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2021
Brent North
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2021
Hayes and Harlington
Hodgson, Mrs Sharon
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2021
Washington and Sunderland West
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2021
Liverpool, Riverside
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2021
Birkenhead
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2021
Liverpool, Wavertree
Byrne, Ian
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2021
Liverpool, West Derby
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2021
Dagenham and Rainham
Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2021
City of Durham
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2021
Gateshead
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2021
Streatham
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2021
Leeds East
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2021
Wansbeck
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2021
York Central
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2021
Poplar and Limehouse
Hardy, Emma
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2021
Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 22 June 2021
Leicester East
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2021
Hemsworth
Long Bailey, Rebecca
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2021
Salford and Eccles
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2021
Sefton Central
Cooper, Yvette
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2021
Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2021
Sheffield Central
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2021
Westminster North
Malhotra, Seema
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2021
Feltham and Heston
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 23 June 2021
Strangford
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 June 2021
Glasgow South West
Matheson, Christian
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2021
City of Chester
Beckett, Margaret
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2021
Derby South
Smith, Nick
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2021
Blaenau Gwent
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2021
Swansea West
Timms, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2021
East Ham
Brennan, Kevin
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2021
Cardiff West
Cadbury, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2021
Brentford and Isleworth
Rees, Christina
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2021
Neath
Onwurah, Chi
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2021
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Hendrick, Sir Mark
Labour
Signed on 24 August 2021
Preston
Dodds, Anneliese
Labour
Signed on 2 September 2021
Oxford East
Howarth, Sir George
Labour
Signed on 2 September 2021
Knowsley
Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 2 September 2021
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Elmore, Chris
Labour
Signed on 6 September 2021
Ogmore
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2021
Stockton North

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.