Government Minister visits the borough of Bolton in show of support

Earlier this week, the Conservative Leader of Bolton Council welcomed a Conservative Treasury Minister to Bolton, Horwich, and Farnworth for the first time in 40 years.

Leader of the Council, Cllr David Greenhalgh, commented, ”It was brilliant to welcome the Exchequer Secretary, Simon Clarke MP, to Bolton, to be able to personally promote our £25m bid for the Future High Streets Fund, and share our ambition for the Borough.”

“A one-to-one meeting in the Town Hall before walking to the Interchange, then a trip to Alliance Learning in Horwich, a trip to a joint meeting of the NHS Foundation Trust, the University and Bolton College at Royal Bolton; and then on to Thrive, a business hub in Farnworth, before actually visiting the site of the current regeneration bid in Farnworth with ward councillors and representatives from Bolton at Home and the Council.”

“The minister spent 5 hours with us, where myself, Chris Green MP, partners, officers and fellow Conservative Councillors pitched for Bolton. The first of many visits to our borough, we hope, from decision makers in Government.”

The Member of Parliament for Bolton West & Atherton, Chris Green, commented “It was great to visit, with Simon Clarke MP, Alliance Learning to hear more about apprenticeships and how they can equip people with the necessary skills the work place, providing them with a hands-on learning experience and improving their employability prospects.”

“Following this, we spoke to members of staff at Royal Bolton Hospital about the exciting £30m Bolton College of Medical Sciences project. It was great to hear about their plans to provide fantastic medical training opportunities for local people, which will also provide great job opportunities and train more medical professionals for our amazing NHS.”