Electric Mini decision is fantastic news for Oxford


A fully electric version of the Mini will be built in Cowley, Oxford, BMW has confirmed.

I welcome the news and hope that it is a sign the government has listened to the car industry on the importance of staying in the single market and customs union.

Commenting as MP for Oxford West & Abingdon, I have said:

"This is fantastic news for Oxford. It will mean more local jobs and more green cars on the road.

“I recently urged the Government to follow the recommendations of the car industry and seek an interim deal that keeps the UK in the customs union and single market.

“I hope this vote of confidence by BMW is a sign that ministers have listened."

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