It is mid-December and a man in red is busy preparing for Christmas deliveries.
Meanwhile, it would appear, the men hued with blue are popping up too. This week’s proliferation of politicians, largely of the Tory variety, are a definite sign that local elections are on the horizon next year.
With the Prime Minister himself making a long overdue visit to Morecambe on the back of the link road decision, another notable appearance this week is cabinet minister Oliver Letwin.
And with praise coming Morecambe’s way from fellow Conservative George Osborne, it is clear that the area is under focus. Of course, it was Labour’s Ed Balls that got in first, popping up a few months ago.
Nonetheless, whatever political colour spectrum they hail from, it is always good to see high level politicians in the local area, bringing attention to the more positive news in the district including the success of local businesses and the efforts of the The Visitor’s own #SOSMorecambe campaign.
But it is crucial these visiting politicians, and more importantly own home grown ones, tackle the more thorny issues in Morecambe and the surrounding areas that are dictating people’s lives.
Poverty and unemployment are not just headline grabbers but about the future and security of families - that is what needs delivering for Christmases present and future.