At Prime Minister’s Questions, West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper challenged the PM to work with Lancashire County Council to find a permanent solution to the consistent and repeated flooding of the many subways in Skelmersdale.
The Prime Minister responded confirming that he is aware of the problem and that he will work with the Council to ‘sort it out’, further saying that they have the funds available and they will make sure it is done.
Rosie Cooper MP commented:
“Preventing these subways from flooding is essential for so many of my constituents in Skelmersdale. The town has very poor public transport and one of the lowest levels of vehicle ownership so the subways are often the only means of getting to doctors, schools, shops or visiting their loved ones.
“The council have repeatedly rejected my request for real investment in the infrastructure to resolve this permanently. This level of neglect for Skelmersdale’s essential infrastructure has left residents feeling like they are an island of forgotten people.
“I am delighted that the Prime Minister has given such a firm commitment to funding a lasting solution to this longstanding issue. I will be writing to both the Prime Minister and Lancashire County Council to ask they keep me fully informed of the situation as it progresses.”