Important to help working people in any way

David Morris
David Morris
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Last week in Parliament George Osborne announced his post-election budget.

This budget has been positively received and there have been many positive announcements that will help working people.

The two biggest proposals are that fuel duty will again be frozen for another year and there will be a national living wage introduced which will hit £9 an hour by 2020.

As the Government pays off the deficit I think it is important to prioritise working people and help them in any way they can.

On Monday I attended the summer reception of the Parliamentary Space Committee, my first as the new chairman of the committee.

This was a great opportunity to catch up with industry locally and also make contacts for local companies who work in the telecommunications and space sector.

On Friday I met Rinicom Director Prof Garik Markarian to discuss the exciting projects being designed in Morecambe and Lunesdale and to share my contacts in the sector.

On Thursday I met the Prime Minister with my fellow northern colleagues to discuss the northern powerhouse and how that will affect each of our constituencies.

We already have a head start on this project with the Link road due to be completed in the next 12 months but I have also been pushing for the start of development on the earmarked site of Heysham 3.

The Prime Minister recognises how important this is to our part of the world and is setting up a meeting between myself and the Energy Secretary to discuss this further.

On Friday I met the new chief executive of Cancer Care Neil Townsend for an update on the services they are providing to people with cancer and long term conditions.

The work they are carrying out is essential in being the support network people need when dealing with an illness such as cancer be that a massage, counselling or even an art class.

If you have an issue and would like to contact me I can be contacted via telephone on 01524 841225 or by email