AN East Lancashire MP has urged all blue badge holders to check expiry dates after it emerged reminders are not sent out by the county council.

Fines of £35 are imposed on offending motorists and Pendle’s Andrew Stephenson believes no notification was made of the change.

He said: “I was disappointed to learn that Lancashire County Council have decided to act this way. Their policy has caught out at least one constituent of mine already and I bet others will forget to renew if they are waiting on a reminder notice they don’t know isn’t coming.”