Conservative Candidate for Copeland met with business owners as part of a ‘Meet the Businesses’ day in Cleator Moor

Trudy Harrison visited businesses across the area including Graphskill, Works4You, AS Designs and Yeathouse Alpacas as well as those based in the town’s new office accommodation Stirling Place.

It follows news of Cleator Moor being chosen as one of 100 places to be invited to bid for up to £25million each from the Government’s Towns Fund and also stems from a recent Chamber of Trade event.

Mrs Harrison, said: “Businesses across Cleator Moor, are thriving. There is huge variety and all the businesses I visited - including an award-winning fine tea shop, adult social care services, innovative pipe support systems that are being exported to 77 countries along with a family run alpaca walking business - are expanding and optimistic about the future.

“Should I be re-elected on 12th December, I will continue to work closely with the businesses and local organisations to ensure the £3.6 million Stronger Towns Fund encourages further growth, more jobs, and a better quality of life for local residents.”

Martin Statter, MD of Graphskill, said: "The event was arranged by the Cleator Moor Chamber of Trade to show not only the diversity of businesses successfully trading out of Cleator Moor, but also how they operate in such a modern and cutting edge way which is probably quite unexpected from an area  generally deprived of Government investment. 

"All the businesses involved in the event were grateful to take the opportunity to discuss their plans for the future and consider how Trudy Harrison could help, should she be re-elected at the forthcoming General Election." 

Ross Whitfield, Centre Manager for Stirling Place, said: "It was great to welcome Trudy Harrison to Stirling Place, a new business centre now fully occupied on Cleator Moor High Street. All resident businesses enjoyed the opportunity to discuss their products and services, and outline their plans for the future.

"The event brought to light the great opportunities for Cleator Moor, with all businesses growing and thriving in what many consider difficult economic times. The development of Stirling Place was heavily facilitated by the Cleator Moor Chamber of Trade who attended throughout the day, and it really shows what can be achieved when we all work together.

"It was great to hear Trudy Harrison speak about her passion for local communities, and really want to get behind future projects that can improve our local area."

Campaigning has continued over the weekend, with Mrs Harrison visiting towns and villages across Copeland to hear residents concerns and issues.

Mrs Harrison added: "There's also been a positive response for the Conservative campaign on the doorsteps in Copeland this week.

“We've been in Mirehouse, Red Lonning, Distington, Egremont and Hensingham where the message has been loud and clear - let's get Brexit done, no to another referendum and widespread fears about Jeremy Corbyn, including concerns around national security and the effects of nationalisation if he was to be Prime Minister."