Tracey Responds to Chatham Tesco Closure

The decision that Tesco will be closing its Chatham Superstore is obviously a hugely disappointing one, especially for those employees concerned and their families. While this is a commercial decision taken by Tesco as part of a national restructuring of their operations, my main concern is now the support being offered to those employees in helping them find alternative work, whether within Tesco or elsewhere. I have made clear that this is my priority in my discussions with Tesco and I will continue to liaise with them in the coming months.