Halifax MP anger over last bank closure in Sowerby Bridge

The Halifax bank in Sowerby Bridge and MP Holly Lynch
The Halifax bank in Sowerby Bridge and MP Holly Lynch

The MP of Halifax hit out at Lloyds Banking Group over their plan to close the Halifax bank in Sowerby Bridge, which is the last remaining bank in the town.

Citing the impact on elderly customers and businesses in particular Holly Lynch MP is calling on the bank to rethink the decision.

Halifax have announced that the branch on Wharf Street will be closing on July 11.

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Halifax MP Holly Lynch said: “I’m disappointed by the planned closure of the Halifax bank branch in Sowerby Bridge and I’m concerned about the impact this will have on customers, businesses, staff, and on the town centre itself.

“I’m supporting the campaign led by the local Labour councillors for Sowerby Bridge urging the bank to reconsider this decision.”

More than 1,200 jobs are being axed at Lloyds Banking Group under plans to shut another 49 branches, in a further blow to Britain’s high streets.