David Morris column: Campaign continues to keep high school open

David Morris Morecambe and Lunesdale MP
David Morris Morecambe and Lunesdale MP

You may be aware that Parliament is being recalled today. A recall occurs when the House of Commons is not sitting and there is important business to be debated.

On Thursday I and other MPs will be in the House of Commons to discuss the current situation in Syria.

You may know that I have an interest in Syria already after I presented a petition to Parliament on behalf of pupils from Heysham High School last year and I accompanied them to Downing Street and to the German Ambassador’s house.

Regular readers will know that I carried out my summer tour last week.

I would like to thank everyone who came to say hello. It was nice to see so many people.

While I was on my summer tour last week, I spent quite a bit of time in Skerton delivering leaflets in support of my campaign to keep Skerton High School open.

If you would like to support my campaign please e-mail david.morris.mp@parliament.uk.

Last week I took the decision to write to the Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove MP and ask him for a meeting to discuss the situation at Skerton High School.

I also wrote a letter a few weeks ago to the Lancashire County Council Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Schools, Matthew Tomlinson (Labour, Leyland).

I have not yet received a response to the letter. I am concerned that what is happening at Skerton smacks of the same situation we had at Hornby not so long ago.

I will do everything I can to prevent the Labour-controlled Lancashire County Council from closing Skerton school.

I will continue to keep you updated on the Skerton campaign but please do contact me if you’d like to support.

My newsletter is delivered directly to your inbox, you can subscribe via my website which is www.davidmorrismp.co.uk if you’d like my help or advice, you can e-mail david.morris.mp@parliament.uk or write to Office 204 Riverway House, Morecambe Road, Skerton LA1 2RX.

David Morris was elected in May 2010 and lives in Caton. Before entering Parliament, he was a hairdresser, trained by one of Europe’s leading stylists Pierre Alexander.