Morecambe MP David Morris has told the House of Commons he believes road racing legend John McGuinness should be honoured nationally by the Queen for his contribution to motorcycle sport.
Mr Morris has called on the Main Honours Advisory Committee to recommend that McGuinness be suitably recognised in the next honours list after the Morecambe Missile received a number of local awards but never anything on a national scale.
“I have received a large number of letters from constituents calling for John to be honoured. I am confident that the work he has done for the world of motorcycling and to put Morecambe on the map is worthy of an honour. He continues to race all over the world; to honour him would be a boost for the sport, for John himself and for the whole town," said Morris.