Prime Minister visits Rolls-Royce

RISHI Sunak paid a visit to one of the area’s major employers as campaigning ramps up in a general election year.

The Prime Minister joined Filton & Bradley Stoke MP Jack Lopresti at the Rolls-Royce aero engine factory in Patchway in March, where he opened the Future Works initiative showcasing new technologies in the aerospace sector.

Mr Lopresti MP said: “I am very proud to represent an area in a region which is the largest defence and aerospace cluster in Europe. 

“I was delighted to be able to welcome the Prime Minister, who was incredibly impressed with what was happening in the Rolls-Royce plant, and he really enjoyed meeting the young apprentices who are inspirational.” 

Mr Sunak said: “It was great to meet with so many at the facility who have worked so hard to bring new technologies  like the new Tempest fighter jet to market, and it was particularly great to see so many young, first class apprentices who are at the beginning of their exciting careers in this innovative sector.” 

The Voice was not among the media organisations invited to the visit, so was not able to ask questions of the Prime Minister.