David Morris column

David Morris, Morecambe and Lunesdale MP.
David Morris, Morecambe and Lunesdale MP.

This week marked the centenary of the start of the First World War.

I was honoured to have been invited to attend a number of commemoration services across the constituency at St. Barnabas’ Church in Morecambe, at the Cenotaph in Carnforth, the Church of the Ascension in Torrisholme and the poppy scatter beds at Happy Mount Park to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice during the First World War.

I was also amazed to see on Twitter your photos from Monday night, so many people right across the constituency took part in the Royal British Legion’s #lightsout campaign.

You may have read in my column a few months ago that Lancashire North Clinical Commissioning Group has received over £1 Million from the Prime Minister’s Challenge Fund which will enable five GP practices to open seven days a week from 8am – 8pm with telephone triage and X-Ray facilities improving access to GP services for 61,000 patients.

New figures also show that because of the difficult decisions we have made on public spending, we have been able to increase spending on the NHS. This means, there are now 253 more doctors looking after patients in the North West than under Labour, ensuring that people receive the care they deserve.

My survey is currently being distributed all over the constituency. If you haven’t received your copy yet, please call James on 01524 411059 and he will send you one. The survey is also available online. It only takes a few minutes to complete so please take a look at www.letdavidknow.co.uk

Parliament is now in recess and I am looking forward to touring the constituency, please keep an eye on my website to find out where I will be and when. I have a number of advice surgeries scheduled for the summer months.

They are: Wednesday, August 6 – Tesco, Carnforth 4pm-5pm, Monday August 11 – Heysham Library 1.30pm–2.20pm, Thursday, August 21– Asda, Salt Ayre 2pm–3.30pm.

Did you know that in this parliament, the Government has cut tax for an estimated 36,396 people in Morecambe and Lunesdale and taken 4,443 people out of tax altogether, taking pressure off household budgets and saving a typical family around £700 a year.