David Morris column

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

MP’s returned to Westminster this week following the summer recess.

I would like to thank everyone who took the time to say hello during my summer tour, I’ve had a superb time touring the constituency, meeting people and listening to your views. I have lots of ideas that I will take forward in the coming months and some after the 2015 General Election.

Recently, I presented a petition to the House of Commons which called on Lancashire County Council to fund a feasibility study into restoring the platforms at Carnforth station. Over the last few months, I have met with the rail companies, Transport Ministers and Network Rail and it is agreed that the next step to making the restoration of the platforms a reality is for Lancashire County Council to fund a study.

The study is likely to look into the technical and financial implications of restoring the platforms as well as assessing the business case.

The petition reads: The petitioners support Peter Yates MBE and the people of Carnforth in their campaign.

“The Petition of residents of the UK, Declares that the Petitioners support David Morris MP’s campaign to support the reinstatement of the platforms at Carnforth Station on the West Coast Mainline.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to put pressure on Lancashire County Council to approve funding for a feasibility study to allow the platforms to be re-instated.”

If you agree with Peter Yates MBE and those who have campaigned so hard on this issue in Carnforth. Please add your name in support of the re-instatement of the platforms by writing to your local County Councillor and to the Cabinet Member for transport Cllr John Fillis (Labour, Skelmersdale East.) You can find details of who your local County Councillor is by visiting writetothem.com

My survey is currently being distributed all over the constituency. If you haven’t received your copy yet, please contact me via my website www.davidmorrismp.co.uk and I will send you a copy in the post.

The survey is also available online. It only takes a few minutes to complete so please take a look at www.letdavidknow.co.uk.