Today I visited the various production areas at Scunthorpe Steel Works. This is a familiar place - as a child, I used to visit the steelworks with my Grandad on family tours.
Steel has long been the backbone of Scunthorpe and I intend to do all I can to support our local industry. I believe we need to see some certainty in the steelwork's ownership and future investment.
During my visit, I received a thorough update. This is in addition to the regular briefings the Government provides. When I met the Prime Minister last week I took the chance to make it absolutely clear that my priority is to secure our steelworks.
Whilst I am also working on plans to diversify our local economy in the long run, my current goal is to ensure the security of our jobs and our steelworks I will continue to work until the future of the site is secured.