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Last Updated: Thursday, 29 March 2007, 12:59 GMT 13:59 UK
Chancellor asked to aid car plant
Astra cars lined up at Vauxhall's Ellesmere Port plant
Almost a third of the 3000-strong workforce was cut last year
The Chancellor, Gordon Brown, has been asked to intervene to help secure the future of the Vauxhall car factory.

Owners GM Motors announced it was cutting 900 jobs at the Ellesmere Port site last year after a drop in demand.

Concerns increased after a new Commons report called for more investment in the motor industry.

Ellesmere Port and Neston MP Andrew Miller, asked Mr Brown to help ensure future funding for this country from GM motors.

The chancellor did not announce any specific help but said the government was working hard for the industry.


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