MP Faisal Rashid has urged the Government to fulfil its 'promise' by scrapping tolls on the Mersey Gateway Bridge for the town's motorists in the House of Commons.

Former Chancellor George Osborne pledged that drivers in Warrington and Cheshire West and Chester would have tolls waived ahead of the 2015 General Election.

But many of the borough's motorists are facing a £1,080 yearly bill to cross the site when it opens to traffic later this year following a Government U-turn in January.

Warrington South MP Mr Rashid raised the issue in the House of Commons today, Thursday.

He said: "Before the 2015 General Election Chancellor Osborne made a commitment with the residents of Warrington that the new Mersey Gateway Bridge and existing Runcorn bridge will be toll free.

"Earlier this year a junior transport minister broke that promise.

"Can I request that the leader of the house arranges for the secretary of state for transport to come here and make a statement and inform when the Government will announce that they will keep the promise, or perhaps arrange a debate, because this issue is actually affecting the whole region?"

Andrea Leadsom, leader of the House of Commons, said the Labour politician raised 'a very important point for his constituency'.

She added: "He will be pleased to know that the transport questions are on Thursday July 13 and I am sure he will be able to raise that with ministers then."