HYNDBURN'S new Tory MP Sara Britcliffe has won a promise from Boris Johnson of cash for her constituency.

She used her first Prime Minister's Question to quiz him on government investment on transport links and town centres.

Miss Britcliffe asked Mr Johnson via video link: "Looking at the economic recovery process, I am sure you will join me in thanking the Skipton and East Lancs Rail Action Partnership for the continuing campaign to reopen the Skipton to Colne railway line on which it has been confirmed plans will be moving forward. It is also great news the potential of the freight terminal is being considered, but can you assure me that Hyndburn and Haslingden will continue to be supported by potential investment in our town centres, business and the transport links that we so desperately need?"

Mr Johnson replied: "Hyndburn and Haslingden will continue to receive funding for their town centres - the high streets taskforce will be increasing that support - in addition to 118km of safe new green cycleways."