AN East Lancashire MP has called for more frequent trains to and from her constituency.

Hyndburn Tory backbencher Sara Britcliffe made the plea during the House of Commons adjournment debate before it broke up for the summer holidays.

She told Parliamentary colleagues: "We need funding for transport infrastructure, more frequent rail services and measures to improve pollution and congestion on our local roads.

"We also need to tackle speed, which is a key issue for local residents, and I am working with our fantastic police and crime commissioner, Andrew Snowden, to achieve that.

"We also need to look at our parks and green spaces and see investment in Victoria park in Haslingden.

"Hyndburn Council has just bought 88 acres of land in Oswaldtwistle to create a country park, which will be a fantastic asset.

"Floral displays are needed across all of my beautiful market towns—Great Harwood, Oswaldtwistle, Haslingden and Rishton—not just in Accrington town centre.

"We have some really exciting projects coming forward in Hyndburn and Haslingden.

"We are putting forward our £20 million levelling-up fund bid, which could bring back the life that Accrington town centre needs and that everybody knew and loved.

"Lancashire County Council is putting forward a £50 million bid, and much of that money will be spent on Hyndburn to improve transport and our local roads, and to create the community hubs that we need.

"The shared prosperity fund will help to support businesses across Hyndburn and Haslingden, and promote our culture and heritage, which is desperately needed.

"We have some beautiful architecture: it just needs a little bit of tender loving care.

"We also need to make sure that some of the shared prosperity fund is spent on Haslingden market hall, which I have pushed for.

"We have received funding for Clayton community hub, which is now the heart of the boxing club."