David Morris column

David Morris Morecambe and Lunesdale MP
David Morris Morecambe and Lunesdale MP

Congratulations to all candidates elected as our new MEP’s, I look forward to working with them in the future.

It is clear from the results that there is a lot of euro skepticism in the country but at the same time I think it is important to keep in mind that only the Conservative party will give you a referendum on Europe.

Therefore, it is crucial that skeptics stick together and allow the Prime Minister David Cameron to deliver us an in/out referendum in 2017.

I have written in this column previously that I worked on the EU Referendum Bill with James Wharton MP and therefore I am committed to delivering an in/out Referendum.

I believe giving voters here in Morecambe and Lunesdale a referendum is the best way to decide on what our future relationship should be with Europe.

Previously I have also expressed my deep concerns about the amount of red tape the European Union has imposed on us.

I used to run businesses and I know that local business owners want to prosper and employ staff not navigate their way around red tape generated from Brussells.

I will of course keep you updated on European issues through this column in the coming months.

Towards the end of last week, the Department for Education announced that it has increased spending on school places by nearly three times the amount spent under the previous Labour Government.

The figures show that Lancashire County Council has been allocated £65,391,926 to fund school places from 2011/12–2014/15 which is close to three times the £23,407,514 allocated by the previous Labour Government for the period 2007/8 to 2010/11.

I welcome this news and I’m disappointed that the previous Labour Government underfunded our education system.

Over the summer months I will again be touring the constituency as part of my ‘summer tour’ if you’d like to suggest a place for me to visit please do contact me via my website www.davidmorrismp.co.uk.