I hope you and your family have enjoyed the nice weather we have been experiencing recently. I know a large number of people have been able to visit the 2020 Vision Exhibition, organised by the Morecambe Bay Partnership.
It was one of the projects made possible by the Government’s Coastal Communities Funding. If you haven’t seen it yet, you’ll find it opposite the Winter Gardens.
I would encourage you to visit Morecambe and see the exhibition.
Later this week I will be opening the new Lancaster and District Chamber of Commerce offices.
The offices are on White Lund in my Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency. This is a really excellent location especially as a number of businesses in the area are expanding as a result of the Prime Minister’s announcement that the £124.5 Million Heysham M6 Link Road will be built. I would encourage you to visit the Chamber’s website, they arrange a lot of networking events, training events and other social events for local businesses.
MPs returned to Westminster on Wednesday to see her Majesty the Queen perform the state opening of Parliament. We have a busy diary of legislation to discuss over the coming months.
The Skills Minister Matthew Hancock MP visited Heysham Power Station recently, during the visit we discussed at length nuclear power and how important apprentices are to the nuclear industry. Matthew was able to meet some of EDF’s apprentices.
You will hopefully be aware that the Government has approved the building of the first new nuclear power station in a generation which will be built at Hinkley Point. This was possible because the Government agreed a strike price with EDF, which is the process of agreeing a wholesale price per megawatt hour.
The future of nuclear power is something I am passionate about and I will continue to campaign for more nuclear investment in the UK.
My summer tour last year was incredibly successful, it took me across the length and breadth of Morecambe and Lunesdale to community events, hosting surgeries in libraries and your local pub.
We even did street surgeries, if you would like me to visit where you live this year please send me an e-mail.