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.”