Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury visits  Peterborough businesses

Labour’s support for business took prime position this week when Darren Jones MP, Shadow First Secretary of the Treasury, visited the Chambers of Commerce in Peterborough.

He joined Andrew Pakes, Labour’s candidate for Peterborough at the Headquarters of British Sugar in the city to meet business leaders from across Cambridgeshire.

They discussed the local economy and Labour’s plans to restore economic stability. Andrew has already been working with businesses in the city on reforms to the apprenticeship levy and development of agri-technology in the region.

Darren Jones MP, commented: “It was a pleasure to hear from businesses in Peterborough. After 14 years of the wrong decisions on the economy from the Conservative Party, people and businesses are worse off.

“Labour’s plans will turn the economy around and unleash a decade of national renewal.

“Workers and businesses in and around Peterborough will benefit from our plans to get Britain building again, reduce energy bills, fix our NHS and revive our high streets.”

Andrew Pakes, Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Peterborough, said:

“The future success of Peterborough will be built on creating the right support for businesses to grow, create more jobs and contribute to city life.  I am determined to work in partnership with local businesses to ensure we have the apprenticeships, opportunities and long-term stability Peterborough needs.”

Charlotte Horobin, CEO of Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce added:

“At the Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce the voice of our members is at the heart of everything we do. It was great to be joined by Darren Jones MP and party parliamentary candidate for Peterborough, Andrew Pakes, who came to listen to the views of our members today. 

“We explored key topics such as access to finance, flexible training, planning and international trade. Thank you to British Sugar for hosting this insightful roundtable.”