Workington MP Mark Jenkinson has welcomed new defence funding which will help protect our country and bring tens of thousands of jobs to every corner of the Union of the UK.
This the largest investment in the nation’s defence in the last 30 years, providing our defence budget with an extra £24.1 billion over the next four years. The commitment will allow the Government to invest in cutting-edge technology, positioning the UK as a global leader in domains such as cyber and space and cement the UK’s position as the largest defence spender in Europe and the second largest in NATO.
Over the next four years this funding will help create 10,000 more jobs a year, through the investing in our world leading defence industry and revitalising British shipbuilding. These jobs will reflect the expertise and ingenuity of British people both inside and outside our Armed Forces, harnessing the UK’s skills in construction and science and reinvigorating those industries in the coming decades.
Commenting, Mark Jenkinson said: “I am delighted that we are providing our armed services with the largest financial boost since the Cold War, exceeding our Manifesto commitment to increase defence spending.
This is also good news for the Workington constituency which will not only benefit from the security this investment will bring our country, but also the jobs and prosperity the direct and indirect investment will bring to our defence industry and its supply chain.
This shows once again how the Conservatives remain the only party that will actually stand up for our armed forces, delivering real support and investment.”
The move represents the largest investment in our nation’s defence since the end of the Cold War
- Today, the Prime Minister announced an additional £24.1 billion in funding for our country’s defence.
- This funding will help safeguard the security of our nation and bring prosperity to every corner of the Union – while revitalising British shipbuilding.
- Over the next four years, this funding will help create 10,000 more jobs a year, through the investing in our world leading defence industry and revitalising British shipbuilding.