An MP saw apprentices building the skills to work on electric cars as part of a new £1 million investment.

Robert Halfon, the Conservative MP for Harlow, visited Bristol Street Motors Harlow Peugeot Service Centre to see how the money is being used to educate a new generation of skilled workers.

Mr Halfon, who chairs the House of Commons Education Select Committee, toured the service centre and spoke to former and current apprentices.

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The said: “It was a pleasure to meet with the team and hear about how Bristol Street Motors is investing in Harlow.

“As we edge closer towards the ban on new fossil fuelled vehicles, it’s crucial that we have the skill infrastructure required to maintain electric vehicles.”