AN URGENT meeting took place in an attempt to save Delamere Church of England Primary School from extinction.
Eddisbury MP Stephen O'Brien came to pledge his support for the school on Friday, among those threatened by Cheshire County Council's Transforming Learning Communities (TLC) review.
The meeting was convened by Craig Stockton, chairing a committee hoping to stop the closure.
He said: 'Stephen O'Brien heard about it and was furious so asked for a meeting.
'It's an outrage what the county council are doing to the local community.'
Despite the appalling weather conditions, more than 125 children, parents, and residents turned out to listen to the MP's offer of support in the fight to save the school from closure.
At short notice, Stephen O'Brien MP, Cheshire county councillor Andrew Needham, Vale Royal borough councillor John Grimshaw and Monica Haworth of Delamere Parish Council gathered.
Headmaster Stephen Docking, the board of governors, the Friends of Delamere, parents, residents and about fifty children including pupils, their siblings and future pupils of the school were also in attendance.
'Stephen O'Brien MP gave a rousing speech and reiterated his support for the campaign,' said a Friends of Delamere spokesman.
The Eddisbury MP said: 'I question the validity and accuracy of the data the county council has gathered for its Transforming Learning Communities review and will be making repeated and relentless recommendations to them to keep Delamere school open.'
Mr Stockton added: 'There has got to be a backdown because we're being stripped of our community. They're not going to get away with this.'