WARRINGTON could be in line to receive up to £25 million to regenerate parts of the borough.

The Government says the public will have the chance to write the next chapter for their towns thanks to the new #MyTown campaign launched by communities and local government secretary Robert Jenrick MP.

It aims to give people a say in how a ‘new generation of town deals’ – each worth up to £25 million – should transform their areas.

Warrington has been selected as one of the areas but is awaiting further details.

Mr Jenrick said: “Too many towns feel neglected by Westminster politicians.

“This government is committed to levelling up all parts of the country.

“That’s why we’re investing up to £25 million in 100 towns across the country.

“And I want local people to determine how that money is spent.”

Tory Warrington South parliamentary candidate Andy Carter hailed the announcement.

He said: “This is good news for Warrington, the money can be used to regenerate the town, raising living standards and addressing transport, skills and culture.

“The process for deciding how the money is spent involves local people, businesses and community groups, as well as local politicians.

“I also want to hear directly from people living locally so we can bring the best ideas together.”

The Government says guidance over kick-starting the process for preparing for a town deal will be announced shortly.

It is a matter which council bosses are keeping a close eye on.

A spokesman said: “We’re looking forward to hearing more from the Government in relation to the stronger towns fund, including the process through which the funds can be accessed.

“Until we receive further information, we are unable to determine how and when the money may be spent.”

A total of 45 places across the ‘Northern Powerhouse’ are among the 100 areas invited to develop ambitious plans.

Labour's Warrington South parliamentary candidate Faisal Rashid, who is hoping to retain the seat, said: "After starving northern towns of cash for almost a decade, the Government’s ‘potential’ regeneration offering is a pathetic pre-election stunt.

"At last, the secretary of state for housing, communities and local government has come clean about the impact of the Tory austerity cuts on Warrington.

"The Tories have overseen a managed decline of our high streets, transport networks and community institutions.

"The pubs, banks and post offices that are at the heart of our community have been neglected.

"The Conservative Government wants Warrington Borough Council to save at least another £38 million by 2020 due to more cuts. £25 million of regeneration funding does not even come close to repairing the damage the Tories have done to our community."