LABOUR'S shadow business secretary will announce plans later today to invest £2.3bn in three electric battery plants.

Under its "Green New Deal" proposals, the party has suggested factories churning out the electric car batteries could be built in Swindon, Stoke and south Wales.

READ MORE: Labour announces £2.3bn electric battery production plans for Swindon, Stoke and South Wales

And the Swindon plant could be on the site of the Honda plant in South Marston, currently expected to shut in 2021.

The town's Conservative MPs say the plans lack detail.

But do you think it's a good idea? Send us your comments.

Do you think a new electric car battery factory could be good for Swindon?

Labour wants to invest £2.3bn in electric battery plants in Swindon, Stoke and south Wales. Could it work - or is it just another nice-to-have?

Add your contribution now By uploading a contribution, for use online and in print, you accept our contributor terms. You will either own or have permission to use anything you provide.