David Morris column

David Morris, Morecambe and Lunesdale MP.
David Morris, Morecambe and Lunesdale MP.
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MP’s return to Westminster this week when the House of Commons reconvenes after the summer recess.

There will be a busy schedule of legislation between now and Christmas.

The Great British High Streets competition is now open for entries, I know on a recent visit the Chancellor George Osborne was impressed with the shops in Bare.

Where is your favourite place to shop in Morecambe and Lunesdale? Please let me know via my website www.davidmorrismp.co.uk so that I can nominate your favourite shopping street.

It doesn’t have to be a main high street it can be your local village shops too.

I was really pleased to hear over the weekend that the Government has issued new guidance to NHS Trusts about how much they should charge for car parking.

This move has come as a result of a campaign by my good friend and colleague Robert Halfon the MP for Harlow. He has campaigned tirelessly to reduce hospital car parking charges, a campaign I have fully supported and I am pleased that the Government has listened to patients and has issued this guidance which I hope will reduce the cost of parking.

You may have heard on the radio this week that I have presented a petition to the House of Commons which calls on Lancashire County Council to fund a feasibility study into restoring the platforms at Carnforth station.

Over the last few months, I’ve also met with the rail companies, Transport Ministers and Network Rail and it is agreed that the next step to making the restoration of the platforms a reality is for Lancashire County Council to fund a study.

My survey is currently being distributed all over the constituency. If you haven’t received your copy yet, please contact me via my website www.davidmorrismp.co.uk and I will send you a copy in the post. The survey is also available online.

It only takes a few minutes to complete so please take a look at www.letdavidknow.co.uk