Delivering for the North West

Since the General Election, the Conservative-led Government has invested millions in the North West:

  1. £900 million is being spent on electrification of rail lines between Liverpool, Manchester, Preston and Blackpool.
  2. Set up new, low tax, job creating enterprise zones in Lancashire, Wirral Waters, Manchester Airport City and Sci Tech Daresbury, Cheshire.
  3. There are 60,000 more people in work in the North West than at the General Election.  There are 3.1 million people in work in the region.
  4. Given the go-ahead for new hospital buildings at the Royal Liverpool and the World-famous Alder Hey Children’s hospitals in Liverpool.
  5. Taken 249,000 of the North West’s low paid workers out of the tax system altogether, so they keep more of what they earn.
  6. Given the go-ahead for the Port of Liverpool to develop a permanent cruise liner terminal, reversing the Labour Government’s decision.
  7. The number of new apprenticeships in the North West has jumped by 89% since the election - up by 42,000.
  8. Given the go-ahead for the Mersey Gateway - a new suspension bridge over the River Mersey between Widnes and Runcorn.
  9. Allocated £110.9 million for a bypass to the north of Lancaster, connecting Heysham to the M6.
  10. Announced £530 million to invest in superfast rural broadband, benefitting Cumbria and other parts of the UK.