Backing for Siemens bid
HULL: Government officials have spoken in support of the Siemens investment in the city.
The importance of securing Siemens and creating jobs in Hull was championed at the Lib Dem conference in Brighton by energy secretary Ed Davey and business secretary Vince Cable.
Lib Dem Hull City Councillor Claire Thomas who is, planning to stand as an MP at the next election, highlighted to them both how crucial the investment is to Hull and the East Riding.
Ms Thomas said: "The potential investment of Siemens in Hull could transform the region.
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"I had the opportunity to speak to Vince Cable and Ed Davey about the importance of this and was pleased to hear their commitment to the Siemens plant for Hull.
"I hope it sends a strong signal that my first act as the new prospective Parliamentary candidate for Hull West and Hessle has been to lobby government ministers for jobs in Hull."