Labour leader and shadow chancellor visit Port of Tilbury

Keir Starmer, leader of the Labour Party and Rachel Reeves, shadow chancellor of the Exchequer, toured the Port of Tilbury on Thursday November 23 to see first-hand the importance of building infrastructure to generate growth in the UK.

Welcoming Labour’s top team to Tilbury, where Forth Ports outlined their net zero mission, Charles Hammond OBE, chief executive of Forth Ports Group (owner of the Port of Tilbury and Tilbury2), commented: “Ports are epicentres for the growing green economy.”

Sir Kier said: “Here at Tilbury Port, I was struck by the scale of the operations, the scale of the group’s green ambitions and their commitment to develop young people into the managers of tomorrow.”