It’s goodbye Mr Cameron but thanks for coming...

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David Cameron talking to Gazette reporter 
Joe Robinson at the Marine Hall Fleetwood.
Pictures Martin Bostock David Cameron talking to Gazette reporter Joe Robinson at the Marine Hall Fleetwood.
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As David Cameron bids farewell to Number 10, we take a look back on his visits to the red rose county over the past six years.

He’s launched training academies, visited flooding zones, roused support on the election trail and even called in at the LEP offices more than once.

Prime minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha meet first time home buyer Robert Arron (left) and his son Finlay at the Heritage Brook housing development in Chorley, Lancashire, where he has used the government's Help To Buy scheme to purchase their home. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 3, 2015. See PA story ELECTION Cameron. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Prime minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha meet first time home buyer Robert Arron (left) and his son Finlay at the Heritage Brook housing development in Chorley, Lancashire, where he has used the government's Help To Buy scheme to purchase their home. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 3, 2015. See PA story ELECTION Cameron. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

His most recent visit was to Croston in January, when he saw for himself the work going on to repair the damage caused by Storm Eva.

Pledging to do all he could to avoid it happening again, he 
told the Evening Post: “The plan 
is to spend £114m in the next six years.

“I was very keen to come here because obviously there were a lot of visits during the crisis period by ministers, but I wanted to come now and see the ongoing operations to try and build the resilience and put in place better flood protection and hear how that is going.”

He also visited storm-hit businesses in Blackpool in February 2014, reassuring traders they 
would get Government help to rebuild.

Picture by Julian Brown 28/01/16

Prime Minister David Cameron visits the Great Hanging Bridge Depot, Croston, to talk to workers after the recent flooding.

Picture by Julian Brown 28/01/16 Prime Minister David Cameron visits the Great Hanging Bridge Depot, Croston, to talk to workers after the recent flooding.

As part of the visit, Mr Cameron talked to crews at Bispham fire station about the work they had done to combat the 90mph winds that battered buildings across the resort.

He also called in at a Redrow development in Buckshaw Village in the run up to the 2015 general elections.

During the visit, he told the Evening Post Preston would be a “key part” of the Northern Powerhouse vision to link the “great cities of the North”.

He said: “First of all the Preston and Lancashire city deal is the one that is worth £434m – more than the London city 
deal and it’s a really substantial investment.

“It would be a mistake to think this simply about Manchester and Liverpool. The Northern Powerhouse concept is about linking up all of the great cities of the North of England, recognising that together they can form a real counterweight to London and the South.”

He has hailed Lancashire-based BAe Systems for its contribution to the economy on several visits to the 
Warton and Samlesbury vases.

In March 2015, during a visit to Warton, he announced the opening of a new £15.6m Lancashire training academy offering new Degree Apprenticeships.

Speaking to current apprenctices, Mr Cameron said: “I think we should be incredibly proud of what this company does.

“Here you are, making the Typhoon, an aircraft that has proven itself again and again in the skies over Libya and Iraq and over the skies of our own country.”