MP’s pledge to bring in­vest­ment into the bor­ough

Rochdale Observer - - NEWS -

THE mem­ber of Par­lia­ment for Hey­wood and Mid­dle­ton has pledged to work with Greater Manch­ester mayor Andy Burn­ham to bring in­vest­ment to the Rochdale bor­ough.

MP Liz McInnes is on a mis­sion to erad­i­cate home­less­ness, fight un­just lease­hold prop­er­ties and sup­port women fight­ing for jus­tice over the age they can with­draw their pen­sions. She has also pledged to en­sure trans­port links to the bor­ough are im­proved and to put pres­sure on the gov­ern­ment to in­tro­duce tougher sen­tences for peo­ple who cause death or se­ri­ous in­jury by dan­ger­ous driv­ing.

She ap­plauded vol­un­teers work­ing in food banks, but said that ‘we need to ad­dress the un­der­ly­ing is­sues that are driv­ing the need for this ser­vice.’

Ms McInnes, whose con­stituency also cov­ers Castle­ton, Nor­den and Bam­ford, said: “We also need to carry on work­ing to bring high qual­ity jobs to our area and to make the North­ern Pow­er­house a re­al­ity and not just a slo­gan.

“I will con­tinue to work with mayor Andy Burn­ham to bring in­vest­ment to the bor­ough and to en­sure that our trans­port links are im­proved.

“I am pleased the gov­ern­ment have said that they will now stop new homes be­ing sold as lease­hold prop­er­ties, but there is much more to do to help to fi­nally in­tro­duce tougher sen­tences for those caus­ing death or se­ri­ous in­jury by dan­ger­ous driv­ing.

“Al­though the gov­ern­ment has con­sulted on this and pro­duced a re­sponse which was wel­comed by the fam­i­lies af­fected, they have still to bring this much needed re­form into law.

“If 2018 is any­thing like 2017 then it will be a year full of sur­prises, but what­ever this year throws at us I will con­tinue to work hard to en­sure that your voices are heard.”

●●MP Liz McInnes

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