Prime Minister visits Jaguar Land Rover at Gaydon

PRIME Minister David Cameron visited Jaguar Land Rover’s Gaydon site last Friday to find out about research and development at the biggest firm designing and making cars in the UK.

Accompanied by Kenilworth and Southam MP Jeremy Wright, Mr Cameron spent an hour and a half talking to staff, test drove a prototype hybrid Land Rover and met apprentices and graduate recruits.

Jaguar Land Rover, now owned by Indian car firm Tata, announced profits of more than £1 billion in May, and plans to invest £1.5 billion a year over the next four years, recruiting 1,000 engineers and 300 staff.

Mr Wright said: “It was great to welcome the Prime Minister to such a shining example of high-tech industrial design. Jaguar Land Rover provides thousands of highly skilled jobs, excellent training and exemplary support for employees in a manufacturing success story we should be rightly proud of.”