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Honda set to close Swindon car plant

Honda is set to announce the closure of its Swindon car plant in 2022, with the loss of about 3,500 jobs.
The Japanese company made 160,000 Honda Civics in Swindon last year, of which some 90% were exported to the EU.
Honda has yet to make a formal announcement, and the Prime Minister's spokesman said Theresa May would not comment until an official confirmation.
But local MP Justin Tomlinson said he had spoken to Honda, which confirmed it was consulting with "all staff".
"There is not expected to be any job losses, or changes in production until 2021," Mr Tomlinson said.
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