"This is devastating news for all of the workers at the plant, their families and the wider community. Our thoughts are with them all at this difficult time. This is nothing short of a hammer blow for the South Wales economy. "Alongside the workers and trade unions, and with support of Welsh Government, we have consistently pressed Ford to bring new investment to Bridgend. We are seeking urgent discussions with Ford to press the case again, despite this announcement. "Along with our Bridgend colleagues Carwyn Jones AM and Madeleine Moon MP, and local council leader Huw David, we will also be speaking urgently to the Welsh Government to explore any other employment and opportunities for investment in Bridgend which could provide work for this highly skilled and loyal workforce. "We will do all we can to ensure that the workers and their families – including the many who live in Ogmore – are supported during this difficult time. If this news means redundancy for workers then we must demand the best possible terms of redundancy from Ford because it’s the very least that these loyal workers deserve. "We stand ready to provide whatever assistance we can to constituents who are working at the plant and their families. Please do not hesitate to get in contact with either of our offices if you need advice or support."
Chris Elmore MP and Huw Irranca-Davies AM