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

Trudy Harrison visited businesses including Graphskill, Works4You 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.”

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.”