A TRANSPORT minister is set to 'investigate options for alleviating the burden' of tolls on the Mersey Gateway Bridge for the town's motorists.

In Parliament today, Tuesday, Warrington South MP Faisal Rashid held a meeting with Jesse Norman, parliamentary under secretary of state who is responsible for the Mersey Gateway scheme, to discuss the issue.

Mr Rashid brought a range concerns over the tolls to Mr Norman's attention once again, including the impact it is having on businesses, congestion and residents who need to travel to Halton Hospital.

The Labour politician has pledged to 'continue to pressure' the Government to take action.

After the meeting, Mr Rashid said: "I am grateful to minister Norman for taking the time to meet with me today and I am pleased that he took on board the concerns of my constituents.

"We had a constructive meeting and the minister has agreed to go away and investigate options for alleviating the burden of the toll on my constituents.

"This is an important first step and I look forward to hearing the minister's suggestions.

"In the meantime I will keep up the pressure on the Government on this issue in order to get the best deal for my constituents in Warrington South."