To visit Copeland and refuse to address the biggest issues facing our community is unbelievable, and frankly insulting to residents here.
By ducking questions on maternity services multiple times, Theresa May has tacitly endorsed making women in labour dangerously travel over 40miles to Carlisle to give birth. She continues to show complete indifference to the highly precarious state of local NHS services.
The future of Moorside is hanging in the balance, but the Prime Minister also had nothing to say on this vital development for jobs, skills and our industrial future. Thousands of workers there are having their pensions raided by her government, but it seems Theresa May is content to wilfully ignore the issues the area is facing.
Visiting Bootle means the Prime Minister has avoided the West Cumberland Hospital her Government is proposing to slash; has ignored the Moorside site and the thousands of jobs potentially at risk there, and has snubbed the Whitehaven Academy which is in so desperate need of intervention.
Theresa May needs to take off the blinkers and face up to the real issues here in Copeland and West Cumbria.”