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Wirral South

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Alison McGovern MP sends letter to the Prime Minister, urging support for ‘Hillsborough Law’ to assist Grenfell.

 

On Friday, Alison McGovern MP sent a letter to the Prime Minister, expressing cross-party support for ‘Hillsborough Law’, the Public Authority (Accountability) Bill, to assist the Grenfell public inquiry.

 

The letter comes with a reminder to the Prime Minister that she has ‘argued that it is priority for her government to tackle ‘burning injustices’ within our society and the Grenfell fire serves as a stark reminder that this issue goes beyond the suffering of the Hillsborough families’. There can be no injustice more cruel or painful than the experience of the Hillsborough families and that of the families of other victims of public disasters who have been treated in an appalling way by public bodies and by the legal system.

 

It is the hope of Alison McGovern MP and many others who have signed the letter including Andy Burnham, Len McCuskey, Professor Phil Scraton and Margaret Humphry’s, to make good commitment, support the measures contained within this Bill, and take a vital first step towards changing the culture by improving justice and accountability for public bodies in our country.

 

 

 

 

Alison urges Prime Minister to implement a Hillsborough Law

Alison McGovern MP sends letter to the Prime Minister, urging support for ‘Hillsborough Law’ to assist Grenfell.   On Friday, Alison McGovern MP sent a letter to the Prime Minister,...

This morning Alison McGovern MP joined a group of local campaigners and Labour Party Candidate for the area Jo Bird to publically express their concerns over the proposed plans to build new homes on the site of the former Professional Excellence Centre on Acre Lane.

Local residents are objecting to the current planning application from Morris Homes and urging Wirral Council to reject it and a petition about the issue has attracted 1000 signatures. The campaigners have now set up a group known as the Acre Lane Action Group to fight the proposals.

Speaking on the issue Alison said: “I stood in solidarity with local residents today to back their calls for more consultation with the community regarding this application. There is strong feeling about this which has been reflected in the petition. There are very legitimate concerns about how this application will impact on the local area and its services. Bromborough needs more social housing but the concerns that residents have about the nature of the housing proposals and the impacts on the area need to be allayed.”

Speaking about today’s gathering Jo said: “There are plans to build 217 houses on the Acre Lane site – with no consideration for how it affects public services, traffic and the needs of local residents. A thousand people have signed the Acre Lane Action Group’s petition. We are asking Morris Homes to withdraw their application to Wirral Council and to consult with the community. We are asking the Council to reject the application, if it’s not withdrawn, and to consult with the community. We want homes here – for people not for profit.”

 

For more information, and updates visit www.facebook.com/EasthamLabour/  

Alison McGovern MP joins Acre Lane Action Group to call for more consultation on housing plans

This morning Alison McGovern MP joined a group of local campaigners and Labour Party Candidate for the area Jo Bird to publically express their concerns over the proposed plans to...


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