MP calls for Prime Minister to back campaign to extend Skegness tourist season

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The Prime Minister has backed Skegness Matt Warman MP’s campaign to extend the tourist season in in the resort.

During Prime Minister’s Questions, Mr Warman called for David Cameron’s support for his work with the Environment Agency, Local Enterprise Partnership and local councils to extend the season and help build a billion Pound coastal economy as quickly as possible.

He also took the opportunity to highlight the excellent fish and chips, stating: “It is a truth universally acknowledged that fish and chips taste best on the beaches of Skegness, and that is why four million people visit those beaches every year.”

Mr Cameron backed Matt’s campaign, emphasising the Government’s Five Point Plan for tourism, which serves to encourage both British tourists and those from overseas to visit UK resorts.

After the session, Mr Warman said: “I am delighted that the Prime Minister agrees with me about the importance of work to double the value of the coastal economy over the coming years.

“Extending the season will certainly help towards this, and will allow more people to spend time in Skegness over the Christmas period especially. I look forward to continuing my work with local groups and bodies to achieve this aim.”

His question follows his ongoing work with Lincolnshire County Council, East Lindsey District Council, the Environment Agency and local businesses to extend the season in Skegness.