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PM welcomes return of passenger flights to Carlisle airport

The Prime Minister Theresa May has welcomed the return of commercial flights to Carlisle Lake District Airport in the House of Commons.

Mrs May made the remark in response to Conservative Carlisle MP John Stevenson, who asked for government support for Carlisle and the Borderlands.

Mr Stevenson informed her that from 4 June she will be able to fly to Carlisle for the first time in 30 years.

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PM refuses to give financial backing to Moorside project

The Prime Minister has told ITV Border she understands concerns in Cumbria over uncertainty about a new nuclear power station in the county.

Theresa May said her government remains committed to new nuclear but she didn't commit to funding the Moorside project.

The Prime Minister's refusal to give financial backing to Moorside comes as the company in charge of developing the project has admitted for the first time that the project will be delayed.

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Lee Sheriff will not stand in 2017 General Election

Labour's candidate for the Carlisle constituency in the 2015 General Election has revealed she will not stand this time around.

Lee Sheriff lost out to Conservative John Stevenson by 2,774 votes.

WATCH: Prime Minister will develop tailored industrial strategy for regions like Cumbria

Theresa May says the government is developing a nationwide modern industrial strategy, which will be tailor made for regions like Cumbria.

Carlisle Conservative MP, John Stevenson, asked Theresa May during PMQ's today, if the government would commit to a strategy which takes into account Cumbria's tourism, nuclear and agricultural industries.

The government says the strategy will make the economy work for everyone and deliver highly skilled, highly paid jobs, and develop more competitive world-leading businesses:

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