Eric Ollerenshaw column

Eric Ollerenshaw MP.
Eric Ollerenshaw MP.
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Last week in Parliament I chaired another meeting of the All Party Group on Pancreatic Cancer at which Cancer Research UK were able to announce a big increase in funds into researching this dreadful form of cancer.

The charity Pancreatic Cancer UK is also looking to highlight the need for further work into this the fifth biggest cancer killer at the moment by trying to get places to light up their buildings and homes in purple light on November 1.

It is something I will be looking into in our area but any suggestions are more than welcome.

As you may know from last week’s column, Lancaster University has received a £17million Government grant for a new Health and Innovation Park, but the original bid also included moving Junction 33 nearer to the University and its new business park.

I think this is a scheme worth looking at and asked the Minister if it was still up for consideration.

From his answer it does seem he remains open to a bid for this project in next year’s Growth Fund bids.

Back home in Lancaster, I was able to attend the opening of a new office for one of our local businesses, Burton and Fisher, Financial Consultants,on Church Street.

It’s always fantastic to see local businesses thriving and expanding, and with the economy picking up here in our City, this is something I hope we’ll be seeing even more of in future.

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.

My contact details are below.


Phone: 0207 219 7096 or 01995 672975.

Write: House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA or 59 High Street, Great Eccleston, Lancs, PR3 0YB.