Growth is boost for town

Eric Ollerenshaw, MP for Lancaster and Fleetwood
Eric Ollerenshaw, MP for Lancaster and Fleetwood

Fleetwood is in a strong position to capitalise on the economic growth, the town’s MP claims.

MP Eric Ollerenshaw was commenting on news that the UK economy has grown by 0.8 per cent for the fifth successive quarter.

He said: “The figures are excellent news for us.

“The UK is experiencing significant growth and with the amount of investment coming into Fleetwood in the form of the Rossall Sea Defences, Five for Fleetwood and many other exciting projects, we are in a fantastic position to capitalise on this economic growth locally.

“Despite this news though, the job is not yet done.

“We have laid the foundations of this recovery, but in order for us to keep building a strong, balanced economy we cannot abandon our current economic plan.’

In addition to the economy growth, the Office for National Statistics reported that all three of the main sectors of the economy, manufacturing, services and construction, grew by at least 3%.