THE Labour MP believes his work in helping to support an economic infrastructure for his constituency has paid dividends.
Mr Miller has placed housing and employment at the top of his agenda and believes it will be one of the major themes of his historic fifth term.
He said: “The issues around the economy certainly stood out throughout the campaign. It was very clear speaking to people that issues like the huge college development in the middle of town bring home to people the reality that millions of pounds of investment in Ellesmere Port coming from both the public and private and sectors.”
Referring to the Government’s financial rescue package and support of Ellesmere Port’s car manufacturing plant, he added: “The rescue of Vauxhall was hugely important.
“The creation of the Cheshire Oaks retail academy which I had a significant part in. It’s been developed fantastically by Sara Mogel at the college but that’s transformed the lives of many young people in this constituency going through high-level NVQs.
“As a result, people would have otherwise been on the economic scrapheap and if you get that right, if you get young people into active parts of the economy that generates the wealth to fund the public services.”
The MP will also continue his campaign working with Cheshire West and Chester Council to build a ‘sports village’ for Ellesmere Port.
Mr Miller said public funding is a priority to finance an economic recovery in Ellesmere Port.
He said: “The job isn’t finished and whoever forms the next Government is going to have a huge challenge because of the global economic situation, also at a local level there’s still a lot to do. We must face it that we’ve got to carry on with more investment and make sure that public money is spent wisely in this constituency.
“There are obvious visible signs of recovery, there is still a lot to do, I still think we’ve got to do more to help ordinary people to develop their housing aspirations, affordable housing is in massive short supply in this area and access to affordable mortgages is very hard.”
He added: “We know that small businesses have struggled during the recession. Both of those issues need addressing as part of the broader economic solution.”