News

Opening of Dexine

I was delighted to open Dexine, which continues Leyland’s long and grand tradition of rubber making – even exporting to China! I wish them a bright and prosperous future.

Launch of Home-Start Lancashire

A wonderful launch of Home-Start Lancashire where I was more than happy to offer my support: it’s a wonderful organisation that provides invaluable support for families.

Veterans' Cafe celebrates more funding

Delighted to revisit the Veterans’ Café to celebrate them securing more funding – I am thrilled that the work they do and the help they already provide to many Leyland veterans can continue to grow and expand.

Meeting to discuss Green Lane Link

Had a very useful and productive meeting with Roads Minister Jesse Norman to discuss funding for Green Lane Link. The Green Lane Link is a vital and much needed road, and I will continue fighting for its funding as I have done since 2011.

The Manchester Bombing

Yesterday morning, like many others, I woke to the news that the largest ever terrorist attack in the North of England had taken place in the Manchester Arena.  Young people and children, who should have been enjoying the excitement of a pop concert, were among the dead and injured.

Minister for Floods visits South Ribble

I took Dr Therese Coffey, Minister for Flood to visit Penwortham and Alt-Crossens using the visit to so that I could fully explain my concerns about the plans for the Environment Agency to hand the pumps over in 2019 and the need for vital flood defences in Penwortham.

Leyland Veteran's Drop In Cafe

People of all generations and backgrounds can be affected by loneliness, and it’s often a change in circumstances which can trigger loneliness.  It’s estimated that 1 in 10 men say that they are often lonely but that they find it difficult to talk to anyone about what they are experiencing.  That

Chris Grayling Visits South Ribble

My post bag is full of letters about traffic and transport, and I have often spoken about transport in South Ribble in Parliament.  In April the Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling, visited the area to find out more about it for himself.

The Opening of Leyland Truck Trail

The Truck Trail is an absolutely fantastic addition to Leyland, teaching young people about the industrial heritage of the town and getting them interested in science, technology and engineering.  I was lucky enough to go on a vintage bus around the trail which has thirteen trucks between the rai

Ron Farington Award Ceremony

Ron Farington founded Longton Community Church over twenty years ago, and through that time the church has grown to hundreds of members.  The work of the church in assisting the homeless, those affected by addiction, the lonely and the sick is really remarkable.  Ron was rightly recognised by Her