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Thank you to those who have organised Christmas events across Wirral South. There has been great community spirit in the run up to Christmas. I’d also like to thank the Scout Post volunteers for working to support local charities and the all postal workers for working hard to deliver our Xmas mail.
As we look back on 2016 think of the EU referendum and its impact on the political landscape. Wirral’s vote showed a desire to remain but the country voted to leave. Next year I will be monitoring the events resulting from Brexit with interest as at the moment there is still much uncertainty.
As we enter 2017 I’m thinking of the civilians in Syria. I have spent this year and will continue to press the government to take more action to protect civilians in Aleppo from the atrocities they are facing every day.
Another issue I will keep supporting is the Women Against State Pension Inequality campaign (WASPI) I have spent 2016 pressing the government to take action to correct the injustice. I held a Christmas fundraiser to help with their funding of a legal challenge against the government, we raised over £500, thank you everyone who helped out and attended and The Moonshiners for playing.
I’d like to send you all my best wishes for the festive season and I look forward to another year working alongside constituents, community groups, charities and businesses.
Thank you to those who have organised Christmas events across Wirral South. There has been great community spirit in the run up to Christmas. I’d also like to...
I always enjoy visiting local businesses in my constituency. Last Friday I was in Heswall to visit the Whitfield Business Hub.
They support business by offering them services. I visited them to hear about their business and to meet the staff but also to discuss an exciting project that is being organised by their
Director and newly elected Chairperson of the Heswall District Business Association Justine McLaughlin.
The project is called the Heswall Ice Business Festival and will showcase Wirral’s businesses.
The festival is described by organisers as being creative, interactive and educational and something that will bring the community together.
The festivals dates and times are as follows: Thursday 1st Dec – 4pm till 9pm, Friday 2nd Dec – 4pm till 9pm, Saturday 3rd Dec – 10am till 9pm and Sunday 4th Dec – 10am till 4pm.
The event will host stalls in traditional German market style including luxury wine tasting; premier BBQ Food, boutique clothing and children’s workshops.
I think this is a great initiative and you can donate to expand and develop the festival here. www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/Heswall-ICE-Christmas. You can find out more about
There will be live music at the event provided by Wirral Radio.
It looks set to be a great Christmas event for all the family and it would be lovely if you could make it to show your support for Heswall’s Town Centre and Wirral’s businesses.
If you have a Christmas event in Wirral South coming up let me know about it so I can help publicise and possibly attend.
I always enjoy visiting local businesses in my constituency. Last Friday I was in Heswall to visit the Whitfield Business Hub. They support business by offering them services. I visited...
Last Friday I was in Westminster for the second reading debate of the Homelessness Reduction Bill.
Usually on a Friday MPs would be in their constituencies but I, along with many other MPs, stayed in Parliament to show our support for this Bill.
The Bill has been introduced by Conservative MP Bob Blackman as a Private Members Bill and has cross-party support.
The central parts of the Homelessness Reduction Bill would strengthen the duties local councils have to people who are homeless or threatened with homelessness.
It is welcome to have homelessness in the spotlight in the House of Commons and I believe this Bill is a positive step in the prevention of homelessness but for the Bill to work in practice the Conservative Government must commit to supporting local authorities by funding the extra duties placed on them and they must address the causes of the homelessness crisis that Britain is facing and not continue to worsen them with their policies.
Earlier last week I visited St Mungo’s Lodge in Central London to chat to people who have experience with homelessness. Becoming homeless is something that can happen to any of us and it strips a person of their dignity. It is heartbreaking to see people sleeping rough and feeling like the world has turned their back on them. Nobody deserves this to happen to them.
You can read the full debate by visiting this website link https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2016-10-28/debates/D25DDE1B-CE4D-4887-A9DD-A45F8D3890D6/HomelessnessReductionBill or by phoning my office to request a copy of it.
Last Friday I was in Westminster for the second reading debate of the Homelessness Reduction Bill. Usually on a Friday MPs would be in their constituencies but I, along with...
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