West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has responded to the Government’s announcement of the 100 towns set to benefit from the Stronger Towns Fund. She said:
“Predictably, this Conservative Government has ignored Skelmersdale yet again and pours money into areas where they hope to retain or snap up seats in a General Election.
“This money spread across the whole country is a pittance when you consider the millions of pounds which West Lancashire residents have lost through cuts in Government grants each year, the Government needs to do better, much better.
“In West Lancashire we need urgent infrastructure investment and community funding in both Ormskirk and Skelmersdale town centres, a railway station in Skelmersdale, reinstatement of the Burscough Curves, new sports centres, investment in schools, roads and the NHS, as well as ongoing funding for policing. The list is endless.
“Constituents will see this bribery for what it is, and many will watch to see whether it is ever actually delivered.”