City rocked by shipbuilding u-turn

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The Dockyard is an important part of the local economy

Hopes that shipbuilding would be coming back to Portsmouth have been dashed now that the MoD and government have announced a change of plan for the Dockyard.

Local people have been rocked by the announcement after promises from the Prime Minister last year were broken.

Stephen Morgan said:

“Like many across our ward, I have family who have worked in the dockyard. The industry is part of our history and it should be part of our future. This is another broken promise and Portsmouth has been let down.

This confirms our worst fears that when BAE Systems left, shipbuilding in the city would end and that it would be really tough to get it back”.

If elected, Stephen will work with anyone who is also committed to lobbying government to rethink these proposals with urgency. We need to keep this industry in our city.