Eddisbury MP Antoinette Sandbach has the minister responsible for Internet in the UK that her constituents are being denied superfast broadband.

Ms Sandbach spoke to Margot James, Minister for Digital and the Creative Industries, about the roll-out of superfast broadband in a recent parliamentary debate in the House of Commons.

She believes that many of her residents, including Malpas and the surrounding villages, are being access to the service.

Ms Sandbach said: “A number of Eddisbury residents have been denied superfast broadband because Openreach refused to connect them to their nearest cabinet as, for historical reasons, they are connected to one many miles away.

“What can the Minister do to ensure that common sense applies?”

Ms James replied to say that there are ways around the issues and hopes more can be done in the future.

“I understand the frustration of Eddisbury residents," she said.

"Wherever possible, Openreach network planners seek to ensure that customers are connected to the nearest cabinet, but this is not always possible.

"Businesses and communities may apply for a voucher through one of our schemes to contribute towards the cost of reconnecting to a closer cabinet.

"I would be happy to facilitate a meeting between my honourable Friend and officials in my Department to establish the best way forward for Eddisbury residents.”