I campaigned to remain in the European Union, believing it was in the medium term economic interests of my constituents. However, as soon as the referendum result was declared I made it clear that I would respect it as the will of my constituents.
I continue to press all relevant bodies to reopen the Accident and Emergency Department at Chorley and South Ribble Hospital. This situation has gone on for far too long and full service needs to be restored urgently.
The recent announcement by the Lancashire Teaching Hospital Trust that they will not be reinstating full accident and emergency services at Chorley and South Ribble hospital is frustrating and disappointing.