BOROUGH MP Andrew Miller is aiming to bring 600 new jobs to the area.
He revealed he is in confidential discussions with a prospective investor who hopes to bring the mass employment opportunity to his constituency.
Mr Miller said he could not give any more details as negotiations were at a tentative stage.
But he told Parliament he expects to be able to say more within the next few weeks.
The revelation came as Mr Miller was praised by Prime Minister Gordon Brown in Parliament for his success in securing and increasing local job opportunities.
Speaking during PM’s Questions on Wednesday, Mr Miller said: “Long-term unemployment is down 82% in my constituency and I have just been in discussions with a prospective inward investor who proposes to bring another 600 jobs to my constituency.
“My Right Honourable Friend knows that the success in turning around the economy in my area is due to the relationship between the Government and the private sector.
“Will he ensure that we invest in training, so that those good trends continue in future?”
The Prime Minister replied: “My Hon. Friend has fought hard for the car industry and other jobs for his constituency, and for the development of the science-based industries in the whole of the North West region.
“He will be pleased to know that unemployment is falling in the whole region, that unemployment is down on a year ago, and that more jobs are being created in all parts of the country.
“We will continue to pursue the policies that are necessary – putting stability first by bearing down hard on inflation, a new deal to give people chances of jobs, and apprenticeships for young people.”
Mr Miller went on to say: “I am delighted that recent developments, for which a lot of thanks should go to our local council, will bring about further good news in the very near future. I look forward to being able to say more in the next few weeks.”