West Midlands MEP Anthea McIntyre has warmly welcomed today's announcement by Jaguar Land Rover of large-scale investment in its plant at Caste Bromwich.

The money will make the factory ready for producing the next generation of electric cars, a move which the Conservative MEP described as a massive vote of confidence.

Miss McIntyre said: "Some recent announcements about JLR's activity in the West Midlands have sadly not been so positive - but these have largely been cyclical changes or responses to shifting market dynamics.

"The fundamentals of the company - its skills base and its expertise in engineering and technological advance - are still of the best.  The Jaguar and Land Rover brands remain synonymous with excellence, quality and style and so what we see here is the company retooling to take those brands into a new and exiting era.

"It is a massive vote of confidence in the region and its workforce, an one that secures hundreds of jobs."