SLIDESHOW: Pontefract and Castleford MP visits Kellingley miners

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Pontefract and Castleford MP Yvette Cooper met miners at Kellingley Colliery following the announcement that their employee buyout deal to save the pit had been scrapped.

Workers at the site said they were left “deflated” after shelving the deal which would have kept the mine open until 2020.

Miners at Kellingley Colliery during a press conference regarding the updated future of the pit. The workers buy out propsal has effectively been scuppered by UK Coal, meaning the coal mine will definately close.
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Miners at Kellingley Colliery during a press conference regarding the updated future of the pit. The workers buy out propsal has effectively been scuppered by UK Coal, meaning the coal mine will definately close. p307s429

But Ms Cooper said she would continue to press the government to help find a future for the pit, which is now expected to close at the end of 2015.

 

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