In the Spring Budget, announced on March 15 by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt, the Chancellor announced that after lobbying from a number of MPs, including Scott Mann, the Conservative MP for North Cornwall, he was providing funding to ensure leisure centres and swimming pools can remain open.
The MP for North Cornwall was one of a number listed by Mr Hunt as being responsible for lobbying him to make the fund happen, which is aimed to provide financial support for leisure centres in order to help them continue to operate during the ongoing energy price hikes and cost-of-living crisis.
Mr Mann welcomed the announcement from the Chancellor, saying:
“I very much appreciate that the Chancellor has listened to MPs in rural constituencies to bring this measure forward. This was something I asked for in my meeting prior to the budget, and something which my constituents in North Cornwall wanted me to put directly to him. It is important to have a strong voice in Westminster who can deliver for our local area.”
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