Commenting on news that Darlington’s Cleveland Bridge has called in administrators. Cllr Steve Harker, Leader of Darlington Labour Group said:
“The news that Cleveland Bridge has called in administrators has shocked our town. Hundreds of jobs are at risk and the town is set to lose another part of it’s proud industrial history.
“This is a real test of the Conservatives levelling up agenda. Just last week the Prime Minister set out his agenda where he said that there must be a ‘catalytic role for government’. It’s time for the PM to put his money where his mouth is.
“What better way to do that than to save a prestigious Darlington company that has created bridges and buildings that have become iconic landmarks across the world.
“I’m calling on the Council, the Tees Vally Mayor, Government Ministers and Cleveland Bridge to urgently sit round a table and take every step they can to save the company and the hundreds of jobs it has created.
“The Conservative council administration has already lost one important part of Darlington’s heritage, in Locomotion No.1, we cannot allow them to fail again when so many jobs are on the line.”