Alison McGovern MP

Member of Parliament for Wirral South

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Alison McGovern MP to hold a Friends Group meeting for newly opened Port Sunlight River Park

Alison McGovern MP for Wirral South is inviting anybody with an interest in the park to come along to a meeting she is chairing to discuss a strategy going forward

Alison said: “There has been a lovely community response to the park so far and I want to invite anybody with an interest in its development to come together in one room to devise a strategy. The park will rely on community volunteers and I know that people are very positive in general about this new addition to our community given the number of people that turned out to attend the open day.”

Adding: “It is never too late to become involved but if you are interested in volunteering in any capacity coming along to this meeting would be beneficial. It will be an opportunity to ask questions and find out how together we can help sustain it for future generations and you will have the chance to officially sign up to join our Friends Group.”

The meeting will take place on the 10 October at 6.30PM in the Lady Lever Art Gallery café. It is important to RSVP attendance for this event.

You can do so by contacting my office on 0151 645 6590 or emailing helen.dodd@parliament.uk

 

 

Come and join me for Port Sunlight River Park Friends Group meeting

Alison McGovern MP to hold a Friends Group meeting for newly opened Port Sunlight River Park Alison McGovern MP for Wirral South is inviting anybody with an interest in the...

This week I will be at Labour Party conference in Manchester.

This year is an important conference for the Labour Party as it is the last conference before the General Election with Ed Miliband making his speech setting out Labour’s vision for a better Britain.

Ed Miliband spoke on Tuesday about how a Labour Government would bring about positive change for Britain for the majority of people and not just a few at the top.

It is our time to show Britain how we can build an economy where economic growth means that everyone feels the benefit. Ed can both inspire with this vision but more importantly together we as a party will be able to deliver and make it a reality.

One of the main announcements that has emerged from the conference so far is our plans for a £8 an hour national minimum wage by the end of the next Parliament.

We need to both improve living standards and give hard working people a fairer deal and it starts with our plans to strengthen the minimum wage. Hard working people are an average of £1,600 a year worse off under this Government.

People who do a hard day’s work should not be living in poverty and this is why we need to progress the minimum wage. Our plan would see this happen by 2020.

Introducing the National Minimum Wage was one of Labour’s proudest achievements but its value has declined under the Tories. Tackling low pay will be a priority for a Labour government as it fits in with our wider plans to improve people’s standard of living.

I was very pleased to see that Scotland decided to stay in the United Kingdom and now we must try to improve our country together and I believe Labour’s plan can and will do this.

By Alison McGovern MP for Wirral News 

Labour Party Conference is our chance to show people how we will make Britain better and fairer

This week I will be at Labour Party conference in Manchester. This year is an important conference for the Labour Party as it is the last conference before the General...

This week the people of Scotland will face a momentous decision. To stay together with the rest of the UK or to go it alone and vote for separation.

During the past few weeks I have been up to Scotland to speak to voters and to support a vote for the stay together option.

Many people living across the UK have Scottish family and friends. We have a strong shared and proud history. But more than that, what is needed today is the same, both sides of the border.

People in Glasgow want similar things to people living in Liverpool. A strong but fair economy, social justice and security. We want the economy to do better, and for all to feel the benefit.

This friendship between Scotland and the north west is the reason I’ve been coming to Scotland this week to show my love and desire for us to stick together. Not because everything in the UK is great – far from it. We are too Westminster-centric. And Westminster itself is too dominated by people who have not experienced ordinary life in Britain. I got into politics to help change that.

But still, we have more chance of achieving great things with the people of the north west and Scotland working as one rather than apart as we face similar challenges.

Scotland will decide its own future but I want to see them remain as part of a United Kingdom. United in many ways to achieve a fair deal for our communities and our future together. Our objectives remain the same for example to tackle the causes of poverty and build an economy where people aren’t left behind.

By Alison McGovern MP for Wirral News 

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