David Morris column

David Morris MP.
David Morris MP.

Merry Christmas and a happy new year to all of my constituents.

Last week was the last week of Parliament before the Christmas break and it has been busy.

On Thursday I secured the last debate before Christmas in Westminster Hall on the future of Carnforth Station.

I have been working with Peter Yates MBE and the local community in Carnforth to get the mainline platforms put back.

This is not to allow the Virgin west coast train to stop, but so that the First Trans Pennine Express train from Preston to Windermere and back to stop in Carnforth.

At the moment at Carnforth to go north to Kendal or Windermere you have to go south to Lancaster and then back north through Carnforth.

It is a huge waste of time.

The debate was productive as Dr Therese Coffey MP speaking on behalf of the Department of Transport said that there is funding in the department which can be applied for for projects such as this but only the county council or the Enterprise Partnership can apply for it.

At the moment the county council has not indicated Carnforth station is one of their priorities, so I will be pushing for a meeting with them to ensure the priories of the people of Carnforth are actioned and that the platforms are restored.

On Friday I visited the site for the M6 Link road in Halton to see how the project is progressing.

I was really impressed with the dedication of the Costain’s team and how quickly they are coming along with the road.

The road has already brought fantastic economic benefits to the area and once it is actually built it really will be boom time in Morecambe again.

We have a positive story to tell in Morecambe and Lunesdale with all of the investment that I have secured from central government.

Morecambe is back in business.

If you need my help or advice I can be contacted on 01524 841225 or by email david.morris.mp@parliament.uk