Honda to hold news conference after UK factory closure news

Feb 19 (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co Ltd said on Tuesday it would hold a news conference at 0800 GMT, a day after a British lawmaker said the Japanese car maker will announce the closure of its only British car plant.

Shutting the Swindon factory in southern England - Honda's second plant closure in 2022 - will result in 3,500 job losses, Justin Tomlinson, a Conservative lawmaker, told Reuters.

The company said Chief Executive Takahiro Hachigo will attend the news conference on Tuesday. (Reporting by Chang Ran-Kim in Tokyo; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)