Sheffield Lib Dems react to BIS closure annoucement

Reacting to the news the Government has confirmed that it will be relocating almost 250 jobs from Sheffield to London.

Nick Clegg MP said "Relocating jobs from Sheffield to London is absolute madness. It's terrible for those facing redundancy, terrible for Sheffield and terrible value for the UK taxpayer. These proposals were never on the cards during the Coalition and should never have seen the light of day."

Cllr Shaffaq Mohammed said "Sheffield is facing a very challenging time right now with job losses around the city. We've faced trying times in the past but Sheffielders are strong and we will bounce back, with new ideas and strong leadership."
There's still so much potential in Sheffield. We've got two brilliant universities with one of the highest retention of graduates in the country. We have a great location, close to other cities in North and we have what could potentially be one of the best airports in the UK in our region."

Although the Conservative Government might not want  invest in Sheffield there's lots of private businesses that do, we've got new developments at Meadowhall to look forward to and the Advance Manufacturing Park is going from strength to strength. It's up to local senior politicians of all colours to now unite and go sell our city, across Europe and the wider world to encourage more businesses to invest to create more opportunities for the people of Sheffield."

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