Alison McGovern

Wirral South

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Alison is the Chair of the All Parliamentary Group for Syria. 

Following the government announcing that it will end the Dubs Scheme which called for more unaccompanied refugees to enter the UK Alison led a debate on this. She urged the government to re-open the scheme which was put forward by Labour Peer Lord Alfred Dubbs. Alison has received contact from her constituents asking her to put pressure on the government to think again about the closure of this scheme. The government has previously showed support for the Dubs scheme so their recent announcement has come as a big disappointment to those who support Lord Dub's amendment. 

You can read the full debate by clicking this link and you can watch the debate by clicking this link

Alison holds a debate urging the government to think again on ending the Dubs scheme and instead to commit to helping more unaccompanied refugees

Alison is the Chair of the All Parliamentary Group for Syria.  Following the government announcing that it will end the Dubs Scheme which called for more unaccompanied refugees to enter...

I recently visited Town Lane Primary School in Bebington to meet the children there, and hear about their views.

It was a pleasure to talk about my work in Wirral and the workings of Westminster with the children. My visit was in relation to the work the children have been doing on learning about the UN convention of Children’s rights.

Whilst obviously subjects such as English, Maths and Science are very important for a child’s education and development, these days children learn a lot about how our local area and how our country is run.  They learn about how they can make their opinions known and make a difference.

Some children I spoke to are members of the school council which provides a voice for them all. It allows the school council representatives to raise issues on behalf of the children at the school.

Children will be affected by decisions taken today and it is only right that at every opportunity that they should learn about how democracy works and be given a voice so as they get older they are a part of the political process.

I played an interactive game with the children in which they become the government and the opposition. Once they had their roles they would debate an issue and then vote on it.

I really enjoyed visiting and if other primary schools in my constituency would like me to come and talk about politics with pupils and play the House of Commons game then I would be happy to do so.

Just contact my office to arrange a visit.

Great to talk politics with Town Lane pupils

I recently visited Town Lane Primary School in Bebington to meet the children there, and hear about their views. It was a pleasure to talk about my work in Wirral...

Alison McGovern MP encourages organisations in Wirral South to apply for a grant to commemorate the First World War

The Heritage Lottery Fund is making £2million of grants available for communities to mark the First World War but Wirral South is yet to receive money to form a project which would explore, conserve and share local heritage of what is otherwise known as the Great War.

Alison McGovern MP for the area is now urging organisations in her constituency to apply for a grant. The grants available range between £3,000 and £10,000.

Thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund there are now 1.620 First World War projects taking place across the UK.

Speaking of the importance of  marking the First World War centenary Alison McGovern said “All of us have ancestors who would have lived through the First World War which affected people all over the world and it is so important for our future generations to discover and learn more about the historic event which has shaped the world we live in today. It is a huge part of everybody’s history. Wilfred Owen, who lived in Birkenhead, was a leading poet during the First World War so Wirral has many interesting connections. I wouldn’t like to see Wirral South miss out and I would encourage people to apply.”

So far 83% of constituencies have been reached but the Heritage Lottery fund is striving to reach out to all UK constituencies.

If you have an idea for a project you can find out more applying for funding at www.hlf.org.uk

Alison urges local organisations to apply to fund World War One projects

Alison McGovern MP encourages organisations in Wirral South to apply for a grant to commemorate the First World War The Heritage Lottery Fund is making £2million of grants available for...


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