A TOP Tory party leader visited Furness to help out with the Great British September Clean.

Conservative Party chair Amanda Milling visited Dalton Town Centre and Barrow and Furness MP Simon Fell. t

The Great British September Clean initiative was set up by Keep Britain Tidy , takes place between September 11 and 27 and encourages towns across Britain to organise group clean ups.

The Conservative Party Chairman has been a regular advocate for cleaning initiatives, having participated in other campaigns such as the Great British Spring Clean.

Mrs Milling joined by Mr Fell helped local residents with their clean up.

She said: "We all have a responsibility to clean up our country so this month make sure you get out in your communities and help clean up our streets, parks and benches.”

Barrow and Furness MP Simon Fell said: “It was great to have the Party Chairman come up to hear about our local issues while doing some litter picking in support of the Great British September clean.

“We talked about bringing investment into our local towns, a campaign for a local Police Officer in Dalton and getting our street cleaner back.” The chair was also in the the region to visit the new Blue Wall, the name for the new Conservative’s who swept up the seats in traditional red Labour strongholds at the last election.