THE PRIME Minister was hoping to ‘lay the foundations’ for the county elections during a visit yesterday to an under construction housing estate.

A day after visiting Hope Technology in Barnoldswick, David Cameron’s county election campaign took him to Buckshaw Village, near Chorley, where he helped workers lay bricks on a construction site.

The PM visited a Barratt Homes’ The Green development, where he met with the managing director of Barratt Manchester, Neil Goodwin, to discuss how Government schemes could help people get onto the property ladder.

Mr Cameron said that he was very impressed with Buckshaw Village and the many facilities it has to offer.

Mr Goodwin said: "It was a pleasure to meet The Prime Minister today and show how schemes such as First Buy and Help to Buy have greatly assisted first time buyers.

“Barratt Manchester has sold over 200 homes under the First Buy scheme.”

Whilst at Buckshaw Village, Mr Cameron also met Amy and Neil Hudson, who have lived on the development since December. They bought their Barratt Home through First Buy.

Amy said: "We knew that this area was perfect for us due to the central location for work, and having the facilities here such as the school with its great Ofsted reports.”

Mr Cameron later met Chorley’s prospective parliamentary candidate Rob Loughenbury, who was selected for the seat in February.

Earlier this week labour leader Ed Miliband also visited Chorley as part of the party’s election campaign.