Swindon Mayor champions town as 'resilient' following news of Honda closure

By Claire Dukes - 21 February 2019


In the wake of Honda's announcement to close its Swindon plant, the town's Mayor, Junab Ali, wants to remind residents that "Swindon is a resilient town".

  • Mayor of Swindon, Cllr Junab Ali

    Mayor of Swindon, Cllr Junab Ali

In a statement the Mayor of Swindon, Cllr Junab Ali, said: “I am saddened to hear that Honda will be closing its Swindon plant in 2021 and my heart goes out to every single person who will be affected.

“Throughout the years, the company has played an extremely important role in Swindon’s economic success and I’m sure I speak for many people when I say Honda will be hugely missed.

“But it is important to remember that Swindon is a resilient town with an unshakable sense of community spirit which surely will see us through the challenges we face.”

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