Conservative Party Chairman Brandon Lewis praised Altrincham on a tour of the town.
He first learnt about the history of Chapel Street, dubbed ‘the bravest little street in England’ by King George V in honour of the 161 men from there who volunteered in the Great War of 1914 to 1918.
The MP for Great Yarmouth, who visited Altrincham last year, was then given a tour of the town centre, which took in the new Everyman cinema and award-wining market.
Mr Lewis said: “It’s been fantastic to be back in Altrincham and see the great work Conservative councillors are doing to make sure the regeneration continues on top of all the good work that has already been done.
“This Conservative government is focussing on policies to help businesses grow, which is good for the community and creates more jobs, as we saw in the Budget this year.
The reductions in business rates will really help the high street, and is just the beginning of what the Conservatives will deliver for communities in and near Altrincham.”
Thanking the Chairman for taking time to visit, Altrincham ward candidate Angela Stone said: “It was great to be able to welcome Brandon back to see the progress in town since he was here last year.
“There have been many new developments in Altrincham in a short space of time– the new library is ready for occupation in December, we have exciting new businesses that have opened in the town centre and the Grafton’s and Regent Road car park are soon to be developed. Altrincham is also shortlisted in the GB High Street Awards this year and have contributed to the Government’s High Streets and town centres in 2030 inquiry.
” World War One commemoration is at the forefront of Remembrance acts this year. It has been uplifting to see how the activities of different community groups have come together to remind us of the sacrifices made by so many, but in particular men of Altrincham from ‘the bravest little street in England.”