Labour-led Cumbria County Council are playing games with West Cumbria’s future. Not content with holding West Cumbria back for decades, they continue to prove they don’t care about employment in West Cumbria.
The mine at Woodhouse brings £165m investment, much needed investment in infrastructure, well paid jobs, apprenticeships and huge opportunities for local supply chain.
If we don’t mine coking coal here - which is required for our steel industry, among others, for the foreseeable future - then we import it from countries like Russia. Shipping it halfway round the world, from countries with dubious environmental records.
Coking coal is required for steel making, and there is currently NO alternative - on a commercial scale or otherwise. But it’s also used in cement and in electric vehicle batteries.
Take this opportunity to support growth in West Cumbria - and tell Labour to #BackTheMine here 👇
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