David Cameron’s and George Osborne’s local pledges

David Cameron at the M6 link road site at Heysham
David Cameron at the M6 link road site at Heysham
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David Cameron and George Osborne were touring Lancashire yesterday as the election battle enters its final days.

The Prime Minister and Chancellor visited the site of the Heysham to M6 link road yesterday afternoon.

The best thing we can do is have a strong, clear government.

David Cameron

They were joined by David Morris, Conservative Parliamentary candidate for Morecambe and Lunesdale.

Construction firm Costain is building the road to join the Heysham bypass with Junction 34 of the M6.

During his visit the Prime Minister assured the future of the Royal Lancaster Infirmary was safe and secure.

He said: “We will spend more on our NHS every year in the next parliament, as we have in the last parliament.

“What Labour are doing is just scaremongering, they are simply trying to frighten people because they have got nothing positive to say.

“The hospitals here are secure and safe and are being improved under this government.

“There is no question over its future.”

The Prime Minister also said local councils need to continue to work together for better frontline services.

He said: “What we need to see is local councils continuing to work together so they share back officer services and management teams, financial management to make sure the money keeps going through to the frontline.

“The key to all this is a strong economy, here in the north west of our country we have 160,000 more people in work.

“I’m going to be spending the next six days campaigning for an overall majority, the best thing we can do is have a strong, clear government.”

Mr Osbourne then headed over to the Lancashire coast to meet local business owners.

He told them that Blackpool’s proposed new energy college, the construction of the A585 relief road and extending the Coastal Communities Fund are among the priorities laid out by Chancellor George Osborne for the first 100 days of the next government if the Tories are re-elected.

Mr Osborne made the commitment, as part of a timetable to build a ‘Northern Powerhouse’, during a visit to Cleveleys yesterday.

He said the £750,000 National Onshore Oil and Gas College, first announced last November, would bring skilled jobs to the Fylde.

The Chancellor added: 
“It’s really important we continue to create jobs and skills here.