David Morris column: Look back on busy year in politics

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

Between Christmas and New Year, I uploaded a look back at 2013 in video and pictures to YouTube. This prompted me to put pen to paper and look back at some of the achievements here in Morecambe and Lunesdale during 2013.

In January I received confirmation from the then Cabinet Member for Transport on Lancashire County Council, Tim Ashton (Conservative, Fylde) that the county council would install warning lights at St Peter’s School in Heysham. By September these lights were installed.

February brought £490,000 to the constituency when Morecambe Bay Partnership received funding from the Coastal Communities Fund. The partnership has some exciting plans on how to improve tourism in the constituency. They will also be installing a cycle path to Heysham.

March saw the Government announce Hinkley Point Nuclear Power Station will be built, which rubber-stamped the Government’s support for new nuclear builds. Great news for Heysham.

In April, local company Rinicom received a Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

May saw Police Minister Damian Green MP announce that crime in Lancashire has reduced.

June, after I campaigned against so many wind farm developments, the Government announced new planning guidelines taking into account the feelings of communities.

In July I worked with James Wharton MP and the PM to bring the EU Referendum Bill to the House of Commons.

During August I travelled all over the constituency as part of my annual summer tour.

September saw Sport England give £100,000 to the constituency. Also, Dame Thora Hird was finally honoured in Morecambe.

October saw me introduce my Gibraltar Maritime Bill into the House of Commons.

In November, pupils from Skerton Community High School came to London and visited Parliament and presented their petition to Downing Street.

December was a particularly exciting month when the Prime Minister visited F Edmondson International Furniture Transport on White Lund to announce that the Heysham M6 link road will be built.

As you can see, it has been a busy year in politics. Here is to another busy year in 2014.

As ever you can e-mail me directly david.morris.mp@parliament.uk<mailto:david.morris.mp@parliament.uk> or phone me on 01524 841225 I’m on facebook too, www.facebook.com/davidmpmorris