Update: Fleet Solid Support ships
I was really pleased to visit Plymouth, home of the Devonport dockyard, to launch the next phase of our campaign, which is to get MPs, Council leaders, union reps and other important community leaders to sign our Charter for FSS. This simple document commits its signatories to do all they can to support a UK bid for FSS and ensure that the ships are designed, built and maintained in the UK. I am delighted to say that all three MPs covering the area – Johnny Mercer, Luke Pollard and Gary Streeter – signed the Charter along with Tudor Evans, the Council Leader and many of our reps and full-time officers. This is the start of a road trip to cover all the major shipbuilding cities across the UK.