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I know many people in the Wirral shared my shock and dismay at the election results last week, but that many will also share my determination not to sit back, but to continue the fight for a fairer Britain. Since the polls closed, 20,000 people nationally have joined the Labour party, including many here in the Wirral. I’m very happy that so many people have reacted to the shock of defeat in this way, and hope many more will choose to do so. In the months ahead Labour will be choosing a new leadership team to tackle the task of reconnecting the party with the British people and putting us in a position to challenge the Tories at the next general election.

If you would like to be part of making that decision, we’d love to have you on board. You can join at www.labour.org.uk. If you’re a member of a union that is affiliated to the Labour party, your union is likely to be contacting you shortly to ask if you’ll become an affiliated supporter, which also gives you voting rights. To vote in the leadership election, you’ll need to have signed up by noon on the 12 August.

Candidates for the leader and deputy leader will need the support of 35 Labour MPs to get on the ballot paper – but in the election itself, everyone’s vote is equal, whether you’re a party member, union member, or even an MP. So if you do sign up, your vote could really make a difference. The winners will be announced on 12 September.

If you’re a Labour supporter, please do consider joining up – we need your voice to help us make the choices that can remove this government at the next election.

 

By Alison McGovern MP for Wirral News 

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Alison McGovern MP to hold next Friends Group Meeting for Port Sunlight River Park  

Following her re-election Alison McGovern is set to hold a meeting for the Friends of the Port Sunlight River Park and will be extending an invitation to the meeting for any new potential volunteers who would be interested to find out more about opportunities to get involved.

Alison said: “It is a privilege to be re-elected as the MP for Wirral South and I would like to say thank you for the support that has been shown to me during the election campaign.  Now I want to get stuck in to my constituency work here in my hometown and continue with my involvement with our wonderful river park. The meeting will be a chance to discuss what we have been working on so far and to hopefully recruit more volunteers. We already have a dedicated team who work hard to look after the site but we always welcome more people to come together as a community and get involved with the site’s development. We have an exciting event coming up on Merseyside with the arrival of the Three Queens and the River Park provides a great viewing spot. I look forward to talking about this and more at the meeting.”

If you would be interested in attending then please RSVP to helen.dodd@parliament.uk or call 0151 645 6590.

The meeting will be held at the Lyceum in Port Sunlight at 7PM on the 21 May. 

New volunteers welcome to come along to Port Sunlight River Park Friends meeting on 21 May

Alison McGovern MP to hold next Friends Group Meeting for Port Sunlight River Park   Following her re-election Alison McGovern is set to hold a meeting for the Friends of...

THREE QUEENS VIEWING DAY

As the Three Queens cruise liners sail along the Mersey on bank holiday Monday, spectators can watch from a distance amongst celebrations at Port Sunlight River Park.

As part of Cunard’s 175th anniversary, the park is inviting people to view the special event from a natural viewing platform that’s even higher than the tower of Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral.

The Friends of Port Sunlight River Park will be hosting a Viewing Day from 10am to 4pm, offering visitors an opportunity to find out more about the River Park, which is a wildlife haven  enjoyed by the local community as well as a number of walking, running, dog walking and wildlife groups. 

The Bebington Sea Cadets have kindly volunteered their services for the event and will be controlling and marshalling the park gates on the special day.

Spaces are limited for drivers and blue badge holders can access the Mersey View River Park Car Park located on the dockside of the Mersey Estuary, but must book in advance.

United Utilities has granted special access to their access road leading to the car park, which is adjacent to the public toilets and can be accessed via the main Dock Road North entrance.

 The park features a great picnic venue, with benches and tables, offering some of the best views in Merseyside. 

Throughout the day, The Friends Group will be on hand to offer information about the local wildlife as well as advice on volunteering and provide refreshments on sale.

Alison McGovern MP, Chair of the Friends of Port Sunlight River Park said: “The River Park is a brilliant new amenity for local communities and its success to date is underpinned by the network of fantastic volunteers who help to physically maintain, enhance and fundraise.

I am delighted that we are able to offer vehicle access for disabled visitors on such a special day celebrating the 175th Anniversary of the famous shipping line.”

Port Sunlight River Park Ranger, Anne Litherland added: “Visitors should bring binoculars with them to watch The Three Queens on the River Mersey and also the bird life at the River Park, which is establishing itself as a great home for wildlife.”

Euan Hall, Chief Executive of the Land Trust, which has been managing and restoring the park since August 2014, said: “We’re a national land management charity that protects and enhances green spaces, providing opportunities for healthy living, education and social events for the community.

“We’re proud Port Sunlight River Park has been chosen for this event, highlighting the transformation of this magnificent park for the benefit of the public.”

Blue Badge holders are advised to book their parking spaces by contacting –Anne Litherland on 07587 550060, or email Anne.Litherland@wirral.autistic.org

To avoid parking congestion all other visitors are advised to travel on foot or by public transport.

The nearest Railway Station is Port Sunlight, the nearest bus stop is New Chester Road used by services 1, 2, 41, 41a and 42.

Pedestrians can also access PSRP through the Shorefields entrance off Shorefields Nature Park.

Press release courtesy of Alison Kelly on behalf of the Friends of Port Sunlight River Park.

 

Come along and enjoy views of the Cunard Three Queen's Fleet from the Port Sunlight River Park

THREE QUEENS VIEWING DAY As the Three Queens cruise liners sail along the Mersey on bank holiday Monday, spectators can watch from a distance amongst celebrations at Port Sunlight River...


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