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Pfizer Job Reductions at Sandwich - Statement

November 14th 2023

East Kent`s MPs Craig Mackinlay, Sir Roger Gale and Natalie Elphicke have expressed their regret following the announced reduction of 500 jobs at the Pfizer's site in Sandwich, Kent. The loss of employment locally will undoubtedly be a challenging development for the affected staff and their families.

However, we should also note that Pfizer intends to maintain a presence on the Sandwich site, and we highlight the significant strides made by Discovery Park in evolving into a world-leading Science Park. The diversified functions at the Sandwich site underscore the Park`s resilience and potential for growth. The strength of Discovery Park as a hub for scientific innovation will offer opportunities for those affected, and whose jobs are not transferred to other sites, to explore alternative employment within the same campus.

We are committed to supporting the affected employees during this transition and are working closely with Pfizer to ensure transparency, respect, and compliance with applicable legislation throughout the consultation process.

We remain very optimistic about the future of Discovery Park and its contribution to scientific advancements, fostering a dynamic and thriving research and development community.

Craig Mackinlay MP

Sir Roger Gale MP

Natalie Elphicke OBE MP

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