The EDP says...Minister, you could do more to save 1,150 Norfolk jobs

Greg Clark, business secretary. Pic: Victoria Jones/PA Images.

Greg Clark, business secretary. Pic: Victoria Jones/PA Images.

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When we wrote to business secretary Greg Clark about 1,150 jobs in Norfolk being at risk, we expected action.

We expected specifics about what the government has done to try and save jobs.

MORE: What are you doing about Norfolk’s 1,150 potential job losses? We demand answers from the government

We expected a vision for how they would help Norfolk attract businesses, as well as create jobs that put food on the table for families. And we expected ministers to be full and frank about their actions, to give the public confidence they are doing everything possible to help.

The fact Mr Clark has replied to our letter is to be welcomed. At least he didn’t just toss it in the bin, or attempt to hide behind an underling.

He has pledged to contact bosses at the company which produces Colman’s Mustard - to try to persuade them to remain in Norfolk.

But make no mistake, his response is nowhere near good enough.

We thank you for your reply Mr Clark - but you can do better. And we will not stop until you act.

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