Theresa May must give Vauxhall assurances over Brexit, says Labour

Peugeot owner PSA should get similar guarantees to Nissan when it takes over UK carmaker, says shadow business secretary

Theresa May is facing calls to guarantee that Brexit will not harm the operations of Vauxhall after PSA, the French owner of Peugeot and Citroën, announced a deal to buy the British car manufacturer.

Labour said the company would need stronger assurances from the government about UK carmaking after Brexit, despite PSA’s claim that it wants to avoid factory closures and job cuts in the UK. Vauxhall employs 4,500 people at plants in Ellesmere Port, Merseyside, and Luton, Bedfordshire.

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