24th July 2019

On Friday I was delighted to be readopted by the executive of the Morecambe and Lunesdale Conservative Association. This was a formal process to ensure I am able to stand again at the next Election.

I am only just beginning on transforming our area. I have delivered the Link Road which has spearheaded further investment, but this is only the start of my plans for our area. I will be around in Morecambe and Lunesdale, my home, driving prosperity for our area for a long time to come. 

Last week marked the 50 year anniversary of the moon landings, and as Chair of the Parliamentary Space committee I spoke at the launch of a Space Policy document at the Policy Exchange and to Adam Boulton on Sky news to mark the landing itself. The UK Space Industry is one of the UK’s fastest growing sectors and covers not only space travel but telecommunications, satellite and other applications. We also have a number of companies across Morecambe and Lunesdale who provide components to all different parts of the Space Sector. In the future, the global space sector is forecast to treble, by 2040. This offers a huge investment opportunity for both the private sector and government, and for all of the companies in Morecambe and Lunesdale.

I was delighted to visit Bay Leadership Academy to hear of the great work that has been done over the past year to ensure that students are fulfilling their full potential.

I was pleased to meet with Head Boy Brandon Hunter and Head Girl Georgia Greenhow during my visit on Friday to hear of their exiting plans for University in the future. Special congratulations to Brandon who has won a place at an extremely prestigious ballet school. 

I was particularly pleased that the EBacc would form the main part of the G.C.S.E curriculum going forward. With the school looking to create a unique selling point for our students allowing them to excel with their options too. It was worrying to hear that some of the courses previously being offered at G.C.S.E were not approved qualifications and I am pleased that the school have addressed this. We need the very best for our young people and must make sure that when they leave school they have the best qualifications to ensure they succeed in the job market.

Whilst visiting the school I also spoke with staff regarding recent concerns. Sadly, there are many rumours and mistruths about the school and these only serve to concern parents unnecessarily. I would urge any parents who have any concerns about their child’s education to go and speak to the school as they will be happy to help.

With roll numbers increasing in the new Year 7 intake in September it is an exciting time for the school and I look forward to following the schools achievements as the implemented changes improve standards in education.

Lisa Crausby, Executive Director of Education at Star Academies, said:

“The school community was delighted to welcome Morecambe and Lunesdale MP David Morris to Bay Leadership Academy last Friday. His visit was inspiring for our pupils and staff. We believe that education transforms lives and that all children deserve to be given the best chance to fulfil their potential and achieve their ambitions.”

If you are a Constituent and would like my help with an issue please do not hesitate to contact me you can do so either by email david.morris.mp@parliament.uk or by phone 0152 4841225. Please make sure you include your full postal address.