Anna Soubry MP seeks jobs guarantees as US drugs company buys 45% of Boots

Beeston based Boots has announced a deal with Walgreens, America’s biggest drug store business. The billion pound deal has the long term aim of a full merger between Boots Alliance and Walgreens in three years time. Broxtowe MP Anna Soubry has given a cautious welcome to the deal “however, my main concern is that Boots guarantees the future of the Beeston site and all jobs”

Anna has written to Boots Alliance ask what guarantees are in place following today’s announcement, in both the short and long term.

“Boots was founded at Beeston and we are all proud of its reputation and commitment to the site where about three thousand people are employed,” said Anna “There is reason to believe that by creating the first global pharmacy business this is very  good news for Beeston, but we are all bound to be concerned that the merger with an American company could see manufacturing jobs being moved abroad. That is why I have written to Boots asking what guarantees are in place.”