Our MP rocks the boat

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MORECAMBE’S rock ’n’ roll MP has played his first gig in over 20 years.

Just hours after he met with music mogul Pete Waterman at Westminster as part of a Carnforth railway campaign, David Morris was back on stage himself playing guitar in the House of Commons’ very own rock band!

Mr Morris performed a one-off guitar gig on a boat moored on the River Thames with MP4 - thought to be the world’s only rock band made up of Members of Parliament.

The concert was organised by music industry organisation BPI to encourage MPs to support up-and-coming talent.

Also on the bill was London-based pop group The Noisettes, who had a number two hit with Don’t Upset the Rhythm.

Mr Morris wrote songs for Stock, Aitken and Waterman in the ‘80s and once played keyboards on Top of the Pops with Rick Astley,

His list of showbiz pals includes head of UK Music and former Undertones front man Feargal Sharkey.

Mr Morris said: “I intend to work with the BPI and Feargal Sharkey to nurture local Morecambe and Lunesdale talent.

“With fewer recording contracts available competition is tough.”