OLDHAM East and Saddleworth MP Debbie Abrahams has said she will hold the Prime Minister to her word after saying that the Government intends to make all railway stations accessible to people with mobility issues under their Access to All scheme.

Ms Abrahams is hoping the statement will help speed up plans to make Oldham's only train station - Greenfield - accessible for disabled people.

Earlier this year, there were fears the plans may be thrown into jeopardy if transport bosses decided to scale back on electrification works on the Manchester-Huddersfield railway line.

Theresa May made the promise during Prime Ministers Questions when answering a question from a Tory MP who said the Access to All scheme was "too slow" and demanded action for his own local station.

Ms Abrahams said: “It’s not often I agree with a Tory MP but on this occasion we’re in absolute agreement. The Access for All scheme is painfully slow and stations like Greenfield are simply a barrier to anyone with mobility issues making it incredibly difficult for them to visit friends, get to the shops or to work. And that’s unacceptable in 2019.

“Theresa May has made this commitment publicly now and I will hold her to it.”