David Morris column

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

The latest unemployment figures were released by the Office of National Statistics last week and I am delighted to say that yet again unemployment has fallen here in Morecambe and Lunesdale.

This really is excellent news, everyday I am hearing of local businesses looking to expand their operations, often as the result of the Heysham M6 Link Road being built.

There’s now 600 fewer people unemployed than there was in April 2009 and over 100 people have been brought back into work in the last month.

I have been happy to support the white ribbon campaign by signing the Parliamentary motion which reads:

“That this House congratulates the 30 local authorities which have been awarded White Ribbon Campaign accreditation for involving men in challenging violence against women and girls; believes that men have responsibility to challenge the violence of some men against women and girls by challenging the outdated attitudes and negative gender stereotypes which underpin abuse; recognises that the White Ribbon Campaign is the largest charity to engage men in action to eradicate abuse and violence against women; notes that a further 25 local authorities are currently seeking accreditation and that the Campaign also involves sports clubs and sporting bodies, music venues, companies and trade unions in working with their male supporters, customers and employees; and calls on the Government and other public and private institutions to work with the White Ribbon Campaign to show men that they can, and must, be part of the solution to end the epidemic of violence against women and girls.”

Please look out for my survey which I have been distributing all over the constituency.

If you haven’t received your copy yet, please call James on 01524 411059 and he will send you one. The survey is also available online just take a look at www.letdavidknow.co.uk