The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, paid an unexpected visit to specialist transport business, Luna Logistics, as part of the ‘Remain In’ campaign in the European referendum.    Mr Osborne was joined by Harlow MP, Robert Halfon, who visited Luna in River Way, Harlow, to speak to owner and chamber member, Briege Leahy, and her staff.  

The Chancellor was taken on a tour of the distribution centre at Luna Logistics in Mead Park, Harlow on Wednesday, June 1 as part of the campaign to promote for Britain to remain in the EU before the referendum on June 23.   Mr Osborne and Mr Halfon took time to speak with staff from the warehouse and office about how EU membership could affect business growth and listened to their views. 

As part of the visit Mr Osborne had a go himself at packaging the components for a new satellite navigation system for onward distribution and spoke to business owner, Briege Leahy.  After chatting with the staff Mr Osborne said:  "Luna Logistics is a fantastic example of a small business that was not here a few years ago but has been able to grow and employ more staff.”

Briege Leahy, MD, said: ‘It was a big surprise to learn that we would be meeting the Chancellor the following morning but we were delighted to make things happen and it was a memorable day for Luna, our staff and for Harlow.’