Commenting on the news that a deal for British Steel is about to be signed with the Jingye Group, the Labour and Co-operative candidate for Redcar, Anna Turley, said:
“This is very positive news. When I met the Chairman of the Jingye Group last month the scale of their ambition for the company was very clear. They see a very strong future for British Steel and its workforce, and they were determined to increase production and grow the business. I was impressed with their determination and their vision.
“We wait to see all the details of their bid but this is a positive sign and a real statement of confidence in the company and the workforce. Thank you to everyone who has worked so hard in this uncertain period to keep the business going.”