BARROW MP Simon Fell is calling for a final push from the public after hundreds joined the campaign to achieve Royal Status for the town.

The MP officially launched the campaign in the House of Commons in December last year.

The Royal title aspiration has been many years in the making with shipbuilder and Cando FM's Brian Boyd pivotal in pushing it forward.

The campaign has gained support from The Mail as well many other local organisations such as BAE Systems, Westmorland and Furness Council and the Rotary Club.

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Last month Prime Minister Rishi Sunak sent back a response to the campaign in which he praised Barrow's 'long and proud history.'

Mr Fell said: "We’ve had hundreds of people get in touch to support the campaign since we launched it and now have secured backing from lots of local businesses, sports clubs, public figures and many more.

"We’re currently in the process of putting our formal submission together for the Cabinet Office and hope to get this in within a fortnight, so there’s still plenty of time for the public to share their thoughts and back the campaign by visiting:

The Mail: MP Simon Fell in the House of Commons last week

"This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to talk about Barrow’s rich history, look to the fantastic future it has with the AUKUS project, and to get it the recognition it deserves for quietly being the backbone of the nation’s defence for generations."

Requests for the Royal title are made for various reasons and cities, towns, boroughs and hospitals can apply, along with businesses, in certain circumstances.

Petitions either come directly from the Prime Minister or are made through the Cabinet Office.

Ultimately, it is the reigning monarch who decides based on the advice of ministers.

You can still share your views on why Barrow deserves the recognition of Royal Town status before the final submission by visiting Simon Fell's website.