Dawn Coates: “Rory has fully supported Penrith and the wider community in two vital campaigns – saving the Cinema and the second Fire Engine. His understanding of the issues involved and the genuine and heartfelt interest he showed, is a credit to him, not only as an MP but, more importantly, as a human being.”
This coming Wednesday and Thursday (15th & 16th April) I will be working from our pop-up shop next to the Penrith arcade from 12:45 – 14:00 each day. Do come along. I am keen to discuss any issue with anyone, and to discuss how we can make Penrith an even greater place in which to live, work and visit.
In the past five years, together we have:
– Saved Penrith Cinema
– Saved our local fire engine
– Secured 3 million for a disabled lift and upgrades to Penrith train station
– Saved Newton Rigg College from closure (and ensured it has since gone on to expand and thrive)
– Negotiated a long-term future for Penrith football club
– Backed the creation of our own Town Council, and Business Improvement District
– Secured more funding per capita for the rollout of superfast broadband than any other county, and installed superfast across Penrith
– Secured money and a review for the long over due upgrade and dualling of the A66
– Successfully fought for VAT exemptions for our Air Ambulance and Mountain Rescue services
– Achieved some of the lowest unemployment rates in the country – currently 0.7% – and seen many of our incredible local businesses go from strength to strength – see this recent article I wrote about Gilwilly Estate
All of these achievements have had a real impact on our local community, and could not have been done without your relentless determination, energy and passion. I hope we can continue to change Penrith and the surrounding area for the better, and I would love to build a team of volunteers in Penrith to stay more closely in touch with local community issues.
Of course, this can only happen if I am fortunate to earn your vote on May 7th. Please make sure you have registered to vote – you can still do so here – and its not too late to request a postal vote either if easier – you can do so here.
I look forward to hopefully seeing many of you this week in our shop, and please let us know if you would be willing to help in the last few days of the campaign, or might be willing to display a poster. All my contact details can be found below.
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01768 484 114