Thank you to those who have organised Christmas events across Wirral South. There has been great community spirit in the run up to Christmas. I’d also like to thank the Scout Post volunteers for working to support local charities and the all postal workers for working hard to deliver our Xmas mail.
As we look back on 2016 think of the EU referendum and its impact on the political landscape. Wirral’s vote showed a desire to remain but the country voted to leave. Next year I will be monitoring the events resulting from Brexit with interest as at the moment there is still much uncertainty.
As we enter 2017 I’m thinking of the civilians in Syria. I have spent this year and will continue to press the government to take more action to protect civilians in Aleppo from the atrocities they are facing every day.
Another issue I will keep supporting is the Women Against State Pension Inequality campaign (WASPI) I have spent 2016 pressing the government to take action to correct the injustice. I held a Christmas fundraiser to help with their funding of a legal challenge against the government, we raised over £500, thank you everyone who helped out and attended and The Moonshiners for playing.
I’d like to send you all my best wishes for the festive season and I look forward to another year working alongside constituents, community groups, charities and businesses.