The former AEI Cables site in Birtley has been put on the market in a bid to find new owners to develop the location on Durham Road.
Earlier this year, the closure of the plant meant an end to 175 years of cable manufacturing by the company which claimed to be the oldest cable maker in the world.
Now, Birtley Liberal Democrats are calling on the Government and Gateshead Council to work together to ensure the site is brought back into use as soon as possible.
“The Government’s Business Department and Gateshead Council must work closely together to ensure a new buyer is found and brought back into use as soon as possible,” said Lib Dem campaigner Paul Elliott.
“The Conservative Government’s decision to leave the Single Market is adding to economic uncertainty so whatever assistance possible must be provided to bring back manufacturing and jobs to the site.”
Photo above: Lib Dem campaigner Paul Elliott outside the AEI Cables site in Birtley.