Liberal Democrat MP for Eastbourne Stephen Lloyd, today chaired a meeting of David Cameron, George Osborne, Liberal Democrat led Eastbourne Borough Council, Eastbourne Chamber of Commerce and representatives from the town's tourism industry.
Stephen Lloyd said:
"I am delighted that the Government has supported my calls for financial support for Eastbourne. The money will be a great help in the aftermath of this dreadful fire to our beloved Pier.
"I was pleased to hear the Prime Minister talk about his admiration not just for Eastbourne, but the way our whole town responded to the fire.
"My priority now is to ensure we get the Pier back up and running as soon as possible and that our clear, constant message to the rest of the UK and beyond is that Eastbourne remains well and truly open for business."