Bill Esterson MP met with a group of second year Edge Hill students at Labour conference to discuss politics, why people attend conference and a sense of the topics hotly debated during the four days.
Bill introduced them to Angela Raynor, Shadow Education Secretary, during her ‘Education not Segregation’ campaign opposing the Conservative proposed legislation of bringing back Grammar schools and Secondary Moderns.
The Labour MP said “It was great to meet with a group of young students so involved in politics. There was such range of political thought, I had a really interesting discussion and hope they learnt a lot from their trip. I would like to thank their Senior Lecturer Paula Keaveny for having organised the day, and also thank the students who got involved in the Education not Segregation campaign with Angela. For an important campaign such as this to succeed, we need the interest and involvement of such bright and concerned individuals.”
Bill Esterson MP met with a group of second year Edge Hill students at Labour conference to discuss politics, why people attend conference and a sense of the topics hotly...
Sefton Central Labour party took part in a Labour wide initiative on Saturday, to protest against the proposed Government plans to reintroduce Grammar Schools. The ‘Education not Segregation’ campaign took place in Crosby and Maghull, with plenty of volunteers heading out to raise awareness.
Local MP Bill Esterson said “There was an excellent response to our Education not Segregation campaign, with a very clear message coming from local people. We do not want the reintroduction of an 11 plus which labels 75% of children as failures. We do not want to bring back a two tiered school system.
In Sefton Central we boast excellent schools, with the staff working for the many and not just the few. These schools need to be supported by the Government so that all their students receive the help and guidance needed to achieve their best. Teresa May’s plan for segregation will do the opposite of this, and we must do all we can to fight against it.”
Sefton Central Labour party took part in a Labour wide initiative on Saturday, to protest against the proposed Government plans to reintroduce Grammar Schools. The ‘Education not Segregation’ campaign took...
Sefton Central Labour MP, Bill Esterson was furious with Highways England after they failed to give any answers to residents concerns about recent accidents at Switch Island or increased congestion in Thornton.
Mr Esterson’s office had arranged a meeting with Highways England to ask them to improve safety at Switch Island and reduce congestion in Thornton, following the opening of the Thornton Bypass, which is called Broom's Cross Road. Mr Esterson’s said he had to count to ten at the meeting as the Highways England representatives clearly had no idea about the reason for the meeting. This was despite the fact that Highways England had asked the MP’s office before the meeting what he
had wanted to discuss and his staff had told the agency on the phone
The Highways England staff who attended had no information to give about Broom's Cross Road, other than that a meeting had been held to discuss problems at Switch Island. The staff were in fact working on the Port Access Road and wanted to talk about plans to either widen Dunnings Bridge Road or build a new road through Rimrose Valley.
Bill Esterson MP said, “I have been trying to arrange a meeting with Highways England because of the accidents at Switch island and the confusion being caused to many motorists. This is a matter of safety and many of my constituents are very worried about the dangers at Switch Island. Highways England asked my office what I wanted to discuss before the meeting and my staff told them on the phone and in an email. We also told Highways England that many people in Thornton are fed up with the increase in congestion, which has happened since the new road opened. Broom's Cross Road was supposed to reduce
congestion in Thornton but on the A565 into Crosby, congestion has increased for much of the day and changes are needed. Broom's Cross Road was called the Thornton Relief Road. So far it has not achieved its objective as far as Thornton residents are concerned. I made it crystal clear to Highways England that I wanted to discuss safety, congestion and Broom's Cross Road. They came to talk to me about Dunnings Bridge Road and the possible Rimrose Valley road instead. Most of Dunnings Bridge Road is not even in my constituency.
“This is simply not acceptable and I have asked highways England to get answers for those people who are rightly very worried
both about safety and about congestion.
“I shall be writing to Transport Minister, Chris Grayling asking for him to step in. We have already seen serious accidents and congestion and if Highways England won’t take the action needed, the government needs to intervene.”
Sefton Central Labour MP, Bill Esterson was furious with Highways England after they failed to give any answers to residents concerns about recent accidents at Switch Island or increased congestion in Thornton. Mr...
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