David Morris column

David Morris, Morecambe and Lunesdale MP.
David Morris, Morecambe and Lunesdale MP.

I was pleased to welcome the Chancellor Rt. Hon. George Osborne MP to Morecambe and Lunesdale on Friday.

While he was here, the Chancellor met with Russell Sanderson, the group Chairman of the DST group, and was able to also look around his premises.

DST manufacture and distribute specialist engineering products and pipework which they then export worldwide.

The Chancellor was also keen to meet Russell’s staff.

We then took a drive to Bare and the Chancellor had a walk about, popping into some local shops including Abi’s Arrangements.

Abi setup her business just over a year ago and as it was Valentine’s day she was having her busiest day of the year.

There was even time for the Chancellor to have a cup of tea at Catherine’s and talk to people already in the café having their lunch.

Later on Friday I was able to join ex-servicemen and ex-servicewomen, local school children and other members of the community in the first poppy scatter.

The idea which came from a local man Steve Trainor is for poppies to be scattered within the community so that when the 100th anniversary of the First World War is commemorated over the summer the poppies will be in full bloom.

Seeds are available to be bought at a number of outlets around the constituency.

Well done to Steve and everyone who has arranged the poppy scatter, Friday was a poignant afternoon.

I was pleased to sponsor a Parliamentary motion last week which praises young heroes, the motion reads: “That this House commends those young people who have been nominated for The Mail on Sunday Guy Evans Young Hero of the Year Award; and recognises their courage and achievements and the standard of care and compassion that they have shown which inspires us all.”

I was pleased to discover that Lancashire County Council has decided to take a U-turn on their proposals to withdraw funding for bus routes, we must continue to campaign for bus routes to remain, you can sign my petition online www.davidmorrismp.co.uk.