MP for Thornbury and Yate, Luke Hall, made a visit to a well known-business in Yate last week.

Mr Hall made the trip to Whirlpool, Station Road, to commend it for the role it plays in providing opportunities and jobs to the people of his constituency and South Gloucestershire.

At the site, the MP enjoyed a presentation about the factory’s history and heritage and discussed the company’s vision and plans for the future.

He was accompanied on the tour by Company Director Ian Moverley and Plant Manager Rafal Kozikowski.

Whirlpool team members also had a chance to speak to the MP before he was given exclusive access to the factory to see the facility in action.

The site has been standing in Yate for over 100 years, and was even targeted by German bomber planes during WW2.

In one attack 55 people were killed at Parnalls, the company working from the building at the time, when planes attacked the area in 1941.

On his visit, Mr Hall admitted it was nice to come to the facility that has sentimental value for him personally as well as many others.

"Living in Yate, I am very aware of just how many local residents from Yate and across South Gloucestershire work at this site," he said.

"I myself have personal connections to the factory. Whirlpool is an inherently local business and I am proud of their commitment to recruiting from Yate and the local area."

"It was a fascinating visit and I am grateful for the unique insight I was given by the team."