Fife websites might be “landmark investments” for GB Vitality

A LABOUR candidate says the announcement that the Headquarters of GB Vitality, a British publicly-owned power era firm, might be primarily based in Scotland is a big alternative for websites in Fife comparable to Rosyth and Longannet.

Graeme Downie, Labour candidate for Dunfermline & West Fife was reacting to the announcement by Keir Starmer that Labour’s plan to make Britain a clear power superpower by 2030 might be “made in Scotland.”

Mr. Downie stated the announcement demonstrates what a UK Labour authorities will ship, contrasting it with the UK Conservative authorities and SNP administration in Edinburgh.

Mr. Downie believes Longannet might be an ideal alternative for funding and delivering hundreds of jobs underneath the subsequent UK Labour authorities.

Longannet was as soon as the most important energy station in Scotland, opening in 1970, closing in 2016.

The location was as soon as the most important energy station in Scotland from its opening in 1970 to its closure in 2016.

The 80,000m2 web site is owned by Scottish Energy and whereas there have been makes an attempt to carry practice producer, Talgo, to the location in earlier years, Scottish Enterprise confirmed this selection has lapsed.

Commenting, Mr Downie stated: “At this time’s announcement reveals what a UK Labour authorities can ship for Dunfermline and the remainder of Fife, creating alternatives and assembly the aspirations and ambitions of individuals throughout the Kingdom.

“Earlier Labour governments took selections within the curiosity of Fife, saving websites comparable to Rosyth dockyard, whereas each the Tories and SNP have didn’t ship renewable power jobs or entice funding for websites comparable to Longannet, which has such big potential to reinvigorate the regional financial system.

“The Tories haven’t any plan to draw funding to Scotland, whereas the SNP didn’t plan for using a serious web site like Longannet, with guarantees of practice factories and offshore wind jobs all falling away.

“That’s the reason it’s important we’ve got as many Scottish Labour MPs as doable on the subsequent election, securing a Labour authorities that may ship the change Dunfermline & West Fife wants.”

Mr. Downie has written to Jonathan Reynolds MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Enterprise and Industrial Technique, inviting him to go to Fife to fulfill native companies and expertise suppliers to grasp the complete potential of the Longannet and different websites.

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