Business Minister meets apprentices during visit

David Morris MP.
David Morris MP.

Last week I was pleased to welcome Matt Hancock MP, Minister for Business and Enterprise, to visit the area as part of national apprentice week.

Matt visited electronics recycling company SHP to meet the apprentices currently employed in the warehouse.

I am always pleased to support new businesses opening in my constituency especially if they have regenerated an old building in the area

Matt was particularly interested in the business SHP do as he is also Minister of State for energy and oversees the WEEE electronics recycling directive.

Matt had a chat with Craig Smith and Ken Parker about how the WEEE legislation has helped their business. On Friday I addressed a conference in Cumbria at the Low Wood hotel about the election and the impact of Government policies on north Lancashire and South Cumbria.

One of the main points that I took away was how lucky we are in this area to have the link road being built and all of the investment it will bring as in Cumbria they are crying out for large infrastructure projects but they have not been successful in securing government funding to improve their road network on half of the scale we have.

On Saturday I attended the official opening of the Temperance Club Barbers in Morecambe, and officially opened it by cutting the ribbon.

Graham Cass has done a fantastic job restoring the building to it’s former glory and the apartments that have been created upstairs are brilliant.

I am always pleased to support new businesses opening in my constituency especially if they have regenerated an old building in the area.

On the March 26 I will be putting on a concert at the Winter Gardens to raise money for the heating in the building. Bernie Marsden, who used to be in Whitesnake will be performing with a band of special guests.

Tickets are £20 and can be bought from Morecambe Visitors Information Centre 01524 582808.

It promises to be an exciting evening as it is the first major rock concert in the venue since it has re-opened.

If you would like to contact me you can do so by email David.morris.mp@parliament.uk.