Simon Fell MP praises Prime Minister’s commitment to Team Barrow at PMQs and invites Prime Minister to visit Furness

In today’s Prime Minister’s Questions, Simon Fell, the MP for Barrow and Furness, invited the Prime Minister to visit Barrow, to see the amazing workforce building the boats of the future, as well as to see how the Team Barrow programme is changing the community for the better.

Mr. Fell has said that the AUKUS programme is not just a national endeavour, designed to keep our nation safe, but also an international partnership with our allies in Australia and the US, and needed more than ever in a world where the peace dividend has ended.

This invitation falls on the back of Local Government Minister Simon Hoare’s visit to Barrow earlier this week, during which they visited Barrow Island to see the tenement blocks and discussed their potential renewal, called at the Submarine Academy to meet apprentice welders and caulkers, and discussed SSN-AUKUS and Team Barrow.

Commenting, Mr. Fell said:

“Team Barrow is unique – it brings together the most senior civil servants in the country, the council, BAE and myself to define Furness’ future in order to deliver the submarines of the future, but also uplift the whole area – building new homes, improving our infrastructure, investing in Furness General and general practice, supporting our schools, and creating thousands of jobs on the peninsula and the wider supply chain.

“This initiative is driven by the Prime Minister and will deliver for our area for generations to come – meaning that the whole peninsula benefits from the submarine programme – making Furness an even better place to raise a family, or set up a life. I want to PM to come to see not just the incredible people working on the SSN-AUKUS programme, but the people whose lives Team Barrow is changing already.”

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