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I was pleased to see that youth unemployment has fallen in Morecambe and Lunesdale.

The number of 18–24 year olds claiming Job Seekers Allowance in Morecambe and Lunesdale in February 2014 was lower than in May 2010 which is good news.

On Friday, I was pleased to welcome Minister and Conservative Party Co-Chairman Rt. Hon. Grant Shapps MP to Carnforth.

Grant visited a business called Havwoods who supply flooring across the UK and also export to Australia.

Havwoods is a fantastic business that has been continually expanding for a number of years.

Grant is the latest in a number of Ministers who have visited in recent months which included the Prime Minister who announced that the Heysham M6 Link Road will be built, the Chancellor George Osborne visited engineering firm DST and businesses in Bare and Oliver Letwin MP visited SHP Ltd. who recycle computers, mobile phones and other electronic devices.

A reminder that the third round of bidding for Coastal Communities funding has now opened, there is a total pot of £64 Million available during 2014–2017 to charities, voluntary and community sector organisations, social enterprises, local authorities, local enterprise partnerships and private companies.

The Government has made funding available of amounts more than £50,000 for projects lasting longer than two years exclusively to coastal communities such as ours.

The closing date for applications is April 30.

If you have a look at my website, I’ve put all of the information on there for you to read.

Thank you to those of you who attended my curry night at Babar Elephant on Thursday night, it was good to see so many people socially.

If you would like to attend any of my events such as my curry nights or business breakfast, please contact James for more details campaigns@davidmorris.org.uk

Please remember I am always keen to hear your suggestions of how we can improve the area, please contact me with suggestions.

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