Five years of campaigning, lobbying ministers, presenting petitions to Parliament and the Prime Minister, and if today’s news reports are true our campaign takes another step forward with £100k for a feasibility study on re-opening the railway to Fleetwood. It’s not the re-opening, it’s just a small step on what’s already been a long journey. We will need to keep up the campaign and keep up the pressure to make sure our dream comes true. I’ll be keeping up the pressure and making sure this is delivered, and that it’s delivered in the right way.
Some people told me there’s no point in campaigning to get Fleetwood back on track because it would never happen. They said an opposition MP can’t change things. They were wrong.
It’s wrong that the people of Fleetwood are missing out on career and education opportunities because the transport system is so poor. It’s wrong that people are struggling to access services and health appointments outside of the town because public transport isn’t available. And its wrong that other areas of the country attract millions to develop transport infrastructure whilst coastal towns are ignored and forgotten about.