Matt Smith: Welsh Conservatives are committed to ensuring sustainable steel production in Wales

Commenting on news that 70 jobs could go at the Liberty Steel plant in Newport, Russell George AM/AC – Shadow Minister for the Economy – said:

"This is of course a deeply worrying time for the employees and their families at the plant in Newport, and at the larger operation in South Yorkshire.

“The ‘challenging market conditions’ cited by Liberty are all too well known to the steelworkers in Wales, and Welsh Conservatives are committed to ensuring sustainable steel production in Wales, and one that is a competitive steel industry fit for the 21st century.”

The Newport plant was a previously mothballed site bought by Liberty in 2013, where it resumed production in 2015.

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Matt Smith is a Welsh Tory who has stood as a Conservative candidate for Parliament and the National Assembly for Wales. He was a Policy Analyst at Vote Leave. He writes for ConservativeHome and BrexitCentral. You can read more about Welsh politics at www.mattsmith.org.uk/news