As is often the way of things advance news is emerging of a statement to be expected from Rt Hon George Osborne MP regarding a review of the toll charges to cross the River Mersey.
The reports indicate that the Chancellor will announce a review as to whether the scheme designed to allow Halton Residents to cross the new Mersey crossing and the Silver Jubilee Bridge free of charge can be extended to Cheshire West and Chester and Warrington. The review is also set to encompass the Wirral and use of the Mersey Tunnels.
The reports note and praise the 'persistent' lobbying by our MP Graham Evans and his colleagues Esther McVey and David Mowatt.
I'm delighted that the pressure Graham has exerted is set to pay off ... and the pressure that I and others have been exerting on him about this issue for many months now.