Bill Esterson works with colleague George Howarth to raise conce

Bill Esterson

 

Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson has raised concerns about the proposed closure of Knowsley Community College's Kirkby Campus with the principal along with fellow Labour MP George Howarth.
 
Bill has been contacted by constituents who both work and study at the Kirkby Campus who have been shocked by the announced closure.
 
Knowsley Community College is proposing to close the Kirkby site in July. Courses currently provided in Kirkby will be moved to the Roby campus.
 
Sefton Central constituents have contacted Bill Esterson to raise their concerns.
 
Bill has raised the concerns with Knowsley Community College principal Steve Logan.
 
Bill said: "I have spoken to my Labour colleague over in Knowsley, George Howarth, who shares the concerns that have been raised with me.
 
"My constituents who have raised this issue with me each highlight concerns about either the immediate loss of jobs, or the long term security of posts which are being transferred.
 
"Then there are the issues of getting to and from the Roby Campus, which is a considerably greater distance for people in Maghull, Aintree, Lydiate, Crosby and even Formby, than the Kirkby Campus. Public transport from Kirkby to Huyton is very poor as there are no direct bus or rail routes.
 
"This will be a particular issue for parents who will have to find childcare facilities.
 
"These are just some of the concerns which George Howarth and I have raised with the principal Mr Logan."
 
Bill said he was concerned that the proposed closure of the Kirkby site is another example of how the Tory-Lib Dem Government cuts are having a direct impact on young people.
 
Bill said: "I am concerned that Mr Logan has recommended the closure as a direct result of Tory-Lib Dem Government cuts.
 
Yet again, it is young people who are suffering. yet again, it is communities right here in Merseyside who are bearing the brunt of the failed policies of the Tories and Lib Dems.
 
"This closure will affect not only students and staff, but also companies from throughout the region who send their employees to the Kirkby Campus for training.
 
"I am concerned that this closure will not only be damaging to the staff and students at the college, but also the wider region."