Rosie Cooper MP

Working hard for the people of West Lancashire

13/07/09 MP Rosie holds productive meeting with LSC chiefs

After meetings with Ministers, West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper held a productive meeting with the Chief Executive and senior officers of the Learning & Skills Council (LSC) and the Principal of Newcastle College (which owns Skelmersdale College) in Parliament last week to discuss their decision not to fund a new £41m state-of-the-art campus building for Skelmersdale College.

Rosie said:

“I made the case for Skelmersdale College, stressing the importance of Skem College in providing a better future for local young people and regenerating Skelmersdale."

“We had a very productive discussion and the LSC agreed to do everything they possibly can, working with myself and the college, to get the £41m development built as soon as possible."

“I am determined to secure this much needed investment for Skelmersdale and I have arranged further meetings with Ministers.”

Rosie took to the streets of Skelmersdale with local Labour Councillors on Saturday to ask local residents to sign a petition calling on the LSC to fund the new college campus as soon as possible.

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