MORE than 150 people working for an electrical firm in St Asaph are set to lose their jobs.

It is understood that staff at Honeywell (Mk Electric) were given the devastating blow at about 10am on Thursday morning.

A consultation of 45 days is being held.

After the consultation, Honeywell told the Journal it will be able to state the proposed date of the site closure.

It is believed that 129 permanent jobs are under threat as well as about six cleaners and agency staff.

A consultation period is set to be held.

Chris Ruane, MP for Vale of Clwyd, said: "They were good, reliable jobs in the heart of the Vale of Clwyd.

"Many jobs today are zero hour contracts where people can't plan their future - their holidays, when even to pick their kids up.

"These were good jobs with good salaries. It is terrible."

A spokesperson for Honeywell said: "Honeywell is proposing to transfer all activities from the St Asaph site due to a need to consolidate core manufacturing processes in fewer locations.

"Unfortunately, we realize this affects valued employees and we are committed to open communication throughout the consultation period."