Rosie Cooper MP

Working hard for the people of West Lancashire

10/05/07 Rosie "I am not giving up on the Ormskirk Bypass until

West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper said in a Parliamentary adjournment debate that she has no intention of giving up on the Ormskirk bypass until it has been built. Speaking in a Parliamentary adjournment debate on Tuesday 11 May Rosie continued fighting the case with transport ministers for the much needed road to be built.

Since becoming MP for West Lancashire in 2005 the Ormskirk bypass has been a priority for the local MP, Rosie Cooper. An Ormskirk bypass would relieve traffic congestion in the town centre and provide a quicker route for people coming off the M58 heading for Southport.

Rosie said:

“The Transport Minister knows the importance of the Ormskirk bypass to resolving many of our transport problems. There is an acknowledgement locally, regionally and nationally of how much the scheme is needed. As I said in the debate, we will be ready and waiting to make the scheme work. We will have done all the ground work for the Ormskirk bypass to happen. All we need now is the funding.”

“I believe the message from the Minister was encouraging. He suggested that when the regional priorities are reviewed we make a strong argument that the Ormskirk bypass is one of the important regional transport schemes and that it should be given priority.”

Rosie has already secured a commitment from Government that the regional priorities will be reviewed within two years and Lancashire County Council are progressing the planning application which they aim to submit in July this year.  

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