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Wirral South MP Alison McGovern writes to Government Minister to press for action for New Ferry

Following Alison McGovern’s re-election to Parliament she has resumed her efforts to secure government assistance for New Ferry.

Prior to the General Election an explosion devastated the town centre in New Ferry and surrounding buildings leaving people homeless and businesses unable to trade.

MP for Wirral South Alison McGovern met with the Communities and Local Government Secretary Sajid Javid after she raised the issue with the Prime Minister Theresa May in Parliament.

Alison was informed during the meeting that because an election had been called that the government was unable to offer assistance at the time. Now the election has finished Alison is once again calling on the Government to fund New Ferry.

Commenting on her letter to the minister Alison said: “I was very disappointed when I was told that discussions were to be put on hold regarding New Ferry because of a snap General Election. Life hasn’t been put on hold for the residents of New Ferry and they have waited for months dealing with repercussions of the explosion. For the people affected life hasn’t been the same since what happened.

She continued: “People sustained injuries after what happened and some of those were serious. It has been a very difficult time for the whole community. This was a very serious incident that happened and it required the attention of the government in the immediate aftermath and in the following weeks. I hope that the Minister is now ready to act. New Ferry has really pulled together to help and support each other. Now it is time they received support from Westminster.”

 

Alison writes to minister Sajid Javid about New Ferry

Wirral South MP Alison McGovern writes to Government Minister to press for action for New Ferry Following Alison McGovern’s re-election to Parliament she has resumed her efforts to secure government...

I’d like to start to congratulate all the re-elected Labour MPs on the Wirral on their campaigns and election victories.

 I’d also like to thank all the supporters and volunteers who campaigned for a Labour victory in Wirral South.

I couldn’t have achieved the result I did on election night without every single campaigner who spoke to constituents in the weeks and days running up the polling day.

They worked tirelessly to achieve the result and I am thankful and proud of everyone involved in Wirral South’s campaign.

Theresa May called an election because of her own arrogant assumptions and for the sake of her party but the result showed that the British people won’t be taken for granted.

Now we have a situation where a Prime Minister who boasted of a strong and stable government is now in a weak position and is clinging on to power by forming a coalition with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).

The views of the DUP on issues such as LGBT rights and abortion have quite rightly caused concern. The collaboration with the DUP also puts the Northern Ireland peace process at risk.

The Conservatives may well have won the election but Tory politicians are far from jubilant at the state of affairs within their party.

Now that I have been re-elected I will continue to hold the government to account and this incudes any deals or discussions that are made with the DUP. I will also continue to push the government to offer assistance to New Ferry after this was put on hold because of a snap election.

This week is the anniversary of my friend and colleagues death. Events across the country will be held in memory of Jo Cox as part of the Great Get Together. It is a fitting initiative and tribute to Jo who believed people have more in common than what divides them.

 

A thank you message to all supporters and volunteers following the General Election

I’d like to start to congratulate all the re-elected Labour MPs on the Wirral on their campaigns and election victories.  I’d also like to thank all the supporters and volunteers...

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