MP Marie Rimmer says she has met with factory bosses after manufacturer Glen Dimplex announced a potential 300 redundancies at its Prescot site.

The electrical heating appliances manufacturer could axe up to 300 staff, it was revealed in April.

Th site currently employs 1,000 permanent workers.

The company announced proposals to "realign its operations", intended to secure a future for the business.

Glen Dimplex Home Appliances will enter into consultation with the Unite and Community unions and says it will also be consulting with employee representatives over the coming months.

A company statement said the proposed changes are "likely to result in up to 300 potential redundancies over the course of the year, commencing from August 2018."

Ms Rimmer said: “My priority is securing as many jobs as possible for local people at Glen Dimplex’s factory in Prescot.

"I’m saddened to hear of the redundancies planned at the plant, and my thoughts are with those affected.

"I recently met with the factory management who have assured me that they plan to stay in Prescot, to consolidate their business in an area of the market where they are strong in order to save 650 jobs and keep Glen Dimplex viable in the long-term as a local employer.

The Labour MP added: “I was pleased to hear that the management has been working closely with trade unions to ensure that workers’ interests are kept at the forefront of the management’s agenda, and I will continue to liaise with Glen Dimplex over the coming months to give any support I can to make sure that their guarantee of preserving jobs in my constituency is delivered.”