Maghull Labour chooses three candidates for Maghull Town Council

John Jarvis, Joan Deegan and Dave Jones

 

Maghull Labour Action Team is hoping to score a hat-trick at this month's local elections with the announcement that a Maghull dad, a Maghull campaigner and a member of Maghull Football are all representing the party,

Maghull campaigners, Joan Deegan, Dave Jones and John Jarvis have all been selected to represent Labour at the election which will be held on Thursday, March 21.

Joan Deegan, 62, from Damfield Lane, has been a vocal campaigner for infrastructure improvements in the town.

Joan DeeganJoan said: "I have lived in Maghull for 42 years. I like living here. It's a lovely community.

"I care about Maghull and would like the opportunity to give something back and contribute to our community.

"Since my retirement I have become more and more involved in local issues. One example of this was my involvement in the campaign opposing the Damfield Lane development, which I and other residents had concerns about how the local infrastructure will cope.

"I have concerns about traffic congestion, as well as flooding and drainage here in Maghull.

"Issues which I would like Maghull Town Council tackle are providing help for the young, the unemployed and the elderly. 

"I would also a real emphasis on regenerating Maghull's retail outlets to provide shopping facilities we can all be proud of.

"While I am aware of the financial constraints because of the Lib Dem-Tory Government cuts, but we have an opportunity here in Maghull because of the town council in really making a difference. I want to contribute to that."

Maghull dad John Jarvis, 44, from Liverpool Road South, said he wants to help the Labour-run town council continue the work to improve his hometown that they began just two years ago.

John JarvisJohn said: "I have lived in Maghull and Lydiate since I was 10. I just love living in this area. It's a great community.

"Since Labour took control of the town council two years ago they have taken great strides in making improvements in the town for all of the residents who live here.

"I'd like to contribute to that good work and I have lots of ideas which I'd like to take forward through the town council, such as making Maghull a market town and looking at allotment provision so people can get active and also during these austere times, grow their own vegetables.

"Maghull is where I live, it is where my friends live, it is where I'm bringing up my family. It is where I belong. And that's why I want to join the Labour Councillors on Maghull Town Council to continue the work they have begun in improving the town even further."

Self-employed financial consultant and former Maghull Grammar School pupil, Dave Jones, 52, is an active member of Maghull Football Club.

Dave JonesDave said: "I have got a lot of respect for Maghull Town Council. We've got lots of great facilities here in Maghull, I want to help the Labour Councillors improve them for the whole community.

"Through my work with Maghull Football Club, I have seen how young people can get involved in sports and activities. With Maghull FC we have 250 young people involved int he club. This is something Maghull Town Council can learn from.

"As a Maghull Town Councillor, I would like to look at how we can provide more facilities for the young and get more young people active."