I hope you had an enjoyable New Year and here is to a wonderful 2014.
A few months ago, I was approached by ITV to participate in a look back at the year programme.
This prompted me to think of the good things that have happened both locally and nationally in 2013.
In January I received confirmation from the then Cabinet Member for Transport on Lancashire County Council, Tim Ashton (Conservative, Fylde) that the County Council would install warning lights at St.Peter’s School in Heysham.
February brought £490,000 to the constituency when Morecambe Bay Partnership received funding from the Coastal Communities Fund.
The Partnership has some exciting plans of how to improve tourism in the constituency.
March saw the Government announce Hinkley Point Nuclear Power Station will be built, which rubber stamped the Government’s support for new nuclear builds, great news for Heysham.
May saw Police Minister Damian Green MP announce that crime in Lancashire has reduced June after I campaigned against so many wind farm developments, especially those in the Lune Valley, the Government announced new planning guidelines taking into account the feelings of communities.
July I worked with James Wharton MP and the PM to bring the EU Referendum Bill to the House of Commons.
September saw Sport England give £100,000 to the constituency and I ran from Alexandra Barracks to the Eric Morecambe Statue with Private Scott Farmer.
Also, Dame Thora Hird was finally honoured in Morecambe.
October saw me introduce my Gibraltar Maritime Bill into the House of Commons.
In November, pupils from Skerton Community High School came to London and visited Parliament and presented their petition to Downing Street.
December was a particularly exciting month when the Prime Minister visited F Edmondson International Furniture Transport on White Lund to announce that the Heysham M6 Link Road will be built.
As you can see, it has been a busy year in politics. Here is to another busy year in 2014.