Eric Ollerenshaw column

Eric Ollerenshaw MP.
Eric Ollerenshaw MP.
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Last week in Parliament it was good to meet pupils from Scotforth St Paul’s C of E Primary School during their visit to London.

They arrived on the same day as the State Opening so they were totally thrilled to have the extra bonus of seeing the Queen go by in her new coach.

My thanks to the staff of St Paul’s who put in so much work to make sure these trips are possible and I have to say the pupils were a great credit to their school and to Lancaster.

Following on from my visit last week to the Citizen Advice Bureau (CAB) in Lancaster, I managed to call into the CAB’s 75th Birthday celebration in Parliament, which was also the launch of their latest campaign ‘Advice for the Future’ – a campaign to see the CAB going for at least another 75 years.

As many of you may know, the CAB offers free, confidential and impartial advice to local people on various issues such as consumer, housing, benefit and legal matters.

If you would like further information or advice you can contact them on 0844 245 1294.

Back up north, I was invited to help open our local Chamber of Commerce’s new premises on the White Lund Industrial Estate.

As you may know, the Chamber focuses on helping businesses across the Lancaster District to grow and expand, regardless of what sector they are in, while providing vital networking opportunities for all local businesses.

This move is another important indication that our local economy is now beginning to pick up and creating new opportunities for jobs, investment and new business start ups.

If you are a local business it is worth looking up the work of the Chamber at

As always, please contact me if I can be of any help. I represent everyone that lives in Lancaster regardless of how or whether you vote.

Email or phone 0207 219 7096 or 01995 672975

Write to me at 59 High Street, Great Eccleston, Lancs, PR3 0YB or visit my website at