COLUMN: David Morris column

David Morris MP
David Morris MP

Last week I was in Birmingham for the Conservative Party Conference.

Not only is the conference an opportunity for the Prime Minister to set out his plan for the next twelve months.

It is also a good opportunity for me to promote Morecambe and Lunesdale to the many national companies who send their representatives to attend conference.

I was pleased to be able to meet with representatives from the EDF executive team in Birmingham.

EDF run both Heysham Power Stations, which are one of the largest employers in the area.

EDF were able to update me on the current operations on the site and also the work they have been doing in the community in Heysham.

I was even able to ask if they were able to donate to the St Peters Church roof fund.

They have promised me they will look into it so fingers crossed!

Another item on the agenda was their progress with the new nuclear build at Hinkley Point.

Hinkley Point is the first nuclear build to go ahead.

Currently Heysham 3 is number 7, so I always like to keep up to date with the new build progress in other areas.

I was also able to meet with Horizon Nuclear.

They are building the second site on the list in Angelsey.

Both of these sites are currently in the development planning process.

I was also able to have a discussion with George Osborne MP.

After his speech to conference we talked about the positive effects his economic policy is having on residents in Morecambe and Lunesdale.

I was particularly pleased that he will be removing the 55 per cent tax on pension pots and that the Government plan to raise the income tax threshold to 12,500.

This will bring a large section of the community out of paying tax altogether.

As always I am happy to help with any issues you may have.

You can contact me by phone 01524 841225, email david.morris.mp@parliament.uk.

Or by post office 204, Riverway House, Morecambe Road, Skerton, LA1 2RX.