“The dynamism of small and medium sized businesses is critical to the success of the UK economy. Representing over 99% of UK businesses, they provide 60% of private sector jobs and account for almost 50% of all private sector turnover.
“I would like to congratulate SME 4 Labour on the vital work they do to help strengthen relationships between the Labour Party and SMEs. Labour must be a champion for SMEs and self-employed businesses, particularly given the current economic uncertainty following Brexit, and future threats to the existing workforce caused by automation and digital disruption.
“I look forward to working closely with SME 4 Labour over the year ahead, and contributing to the debate around the future of the economy and the workforce in our changing world.”
Angela Eagle is MP for Wallasey and former Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills