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West Lancashire MP Rosie is determined the Transport Secretary’s commitment to consider the reinstatement of the Burscough Curves will not be just another empty promise.

MP Rosie has been campaigning for several years for the reinstatement of the Burscough Curves to provide connections between Burscough, Preston and Ormskirk on the Southport to Manchester Line.  As part of the renewed rail service, Rosie also supports the extension of electrification which will also mean the replacement of our current diesel trains.

In response to comments made by the Secretary of State for Transport about the rail scheme on a visit to Southport, Rosie Cooper has tabled a series of Parliamentary Questions to the Department for Transport.

Rosie is demanding to know the details of the department’s process for considering the viability of the scheme and the potential funding of the project.

Commenting on her questions and the issue of the Burscough curves reinstatement, MP Rosie Cooper said:

“Back in 2011 I was campaigning for the reinstatement of the Burscough Curves when the Conservative-led government announced they were putting a hold on funding new rail projects.

“I am glad there is now recognition that the reinstatement of the Burscough Curves would offer real benefits for passengers, local economies and would improve local rail connections.

“I have always been clear that my long-term commitment is to see this rail scheme delivered.  Increasingly the danger for West Lancashire rail services is that we become an island of diesel surround by electric rail services.  Without the investment in the electrification of local rail services and improved connections this community would become more isolated and disconnected.

“I’ve tabled these Parliamentary Questions because this scheme is too important for the Transport Secretary to be offering false hope and empty promises.

“I want to see action and I want to see the reinstatement of the Burscough Curves given the due consideration it needs and deserves.”

Rosie Cooper pushed transport secretary for answers on Burscough curves commitment

West Lancashire MP Rosie is determined the Transport Secretary’s commitment to consider the reinstatement of the Burscough Curves will not be just another empty promise. MP Rosie has been campaigning...

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Commenting on the announcement of a general election on 8 June 2017, West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has said: 

“Today’s announcement reflects Theresa May’s focus on her own internal party problems rather than what is in the best interests of communities like West Lancashire.

“Every day I am dealing with residents and their families who are living with the cost of the Conservative government’s failures.  An NHS in crisis, school funding cuts, a broken social care system unable to support the elderly and vulnerable.

“It is clear that Conservative priorities are not West Lancashire’s priorities.

“Having had the honour and privilege to serve the people of West Lancashire for 12 years, I will continue to stand on my record of delivery and fighting for the best deal for West Lancashire and its residents.”

Rosie Cooper MP statement on general election announcement

Commenting on the announcement of a general election on 8 June 2017, West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has said: “Today’s announcement reflects Theresa May’s focus on her own internal party problems...

West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper is delighted Skelmersdale United Football Club have secured an agreement that will see the club playing football next season.

Commenting on the club’s announcement, MP Rosie said:

“Like the club’s fans I am delighted that Skelmersdale United F.C.’s immediate future has been secured and they will still be playing football next season.

“It is clear from the messages I have received from the club’s fans and Skelmersdale residents that the football club means a great deal to individuals and to the wider community.

“Throughout the week I have been in constant contact with the football club and have been in contact with representatives of the grounds landlord and with Evo-Stik League officials.

“I have seen the statement from the landlord of the current ground at Stormy Corner but I think there needs be greater clarity on what his intentions are with the ground and for Skelmersdale United Football Club.

“The priority now is finding a long-term solution for the football club about where they will be playing in the years ahead as the club can’t be left facing these threats to their very existence at the end of every season.”

Rosie Cooper MP delighted Skelmersdale United Immediate Future Secured

West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper is delighted Skelmersdale United Football Club have secured an agreement that will see the club playing football next season. Commenting on the club’s announcement, MP...

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