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David Cameron meets campaigners in Corby

Friday, September 21 2012

David Cameron with Christine Emmett

David Cameron travelled to Corby and East Northamptonshire to give his support to by election candidate Christine Emmett.

He visited the campaign HQ where he met with staff and local activists. He spent time with local councillors and campaigners talking about local issues and how Conservatives in Government were helping with the cost of living and rebalancing the economy.

Alongside Christine Emmett and Chris Heaton-Harris, MP for Daventry and MP Campaign Manager, the Prime Minister then visited local employer Tata Steel at their Tube manufacture plant in Corby.

Tata Steel is the largest foreign investor in the UK and their Corby plant employs almost 700 staff, producing 250,000 tonnes of steel tubing a year. The Prime Minister  spoke to management at Tata about the contribution the company make to the British economy and the importance to the local area of the plant in the town.

Following the visit the Prime Minister said:

"We need a Member of Parliament here in Corby who understands business, and that's what Christine Emmett, the Conservative candidate, has done."

Christine Emmett added:

"It was great to have the Prime Minister up in Corby and East Northamptonshire today to support my campaign.

"Tata Steel is an integral part of Corby's local economy and if elected I will work tirelessly to encourage further business investment in the area."