Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson hosts People's Politics Inquiry in Formby

Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson, with Formby Labour Councillor Nina Killen and Catie Page and members of the public who attended the People's Politics Inquiry meeting in Formby.



Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson hosted a public meeting last week to hear the views of Formby voters.

The Labour organised People's Politics Inquiries, which are being held up and down the country, are designed to open up a conversation between politicians, voters and disillusioned voters to find out how we can build a better politics.

More than 60 personally invited people from Formby were invited to the inquiry which was held at Formby Royal Air Force Association.

Bill Was joined by Formby Labour Councillors, including Cllr Nina Killen and Cllr Catie Page, together with members of the Formby Labour Action Team, including Tom Donnelly.

Bill Esterson said the People's Politics Inquiry meetings are about re-engaging people in Sefton Central with the political process.

Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson speaks to the Formby residents who attended the People's Politics Inquiry meeting.Bill said: "We had a fantastic response to the invite and the feedback on the day was really useful.

"The People's Politics Inquiry is designed to find out why some people have been turned off from politics and feel disengaged with the electoral process, locally and nationally.

"Here in Sefton Central, our Labour Action Team members spend a lot of time speaking to people on their doorsteps and listening to their concerns and issues. But last week's meeting in Formby gave us the opportunity to speak directly to people who feel that more can be done by political parties to engage with them. The findings of the inquiry will now be analysed and fed into the Labour Party's decision making process.

"I would like to thank everyone who came along or sent in their feedback."

The Labour MP is holding People's Politics Inquiry meetings throughout the constituency.

Bill said: "I am planning to hold similar events in other parts of the constituency in the coming months, because I want hear from people here in Sefton Central on how they think politicians can do better and what we can do to engage people.

"Politicians need to listen to the views of their constituents. Politics isn't about the Westminster Bubble. It isn't about men in suits. It is about every day life; jobs, immigration, the taxes we pay, our schools, our hospitals, the care we provide for our older people. I want more and more people to get engaged in the decisions that affect us all.

"So I will soon be having an event near you, please come along. But in the meantime, anyone who would like to contribute to the inquiry can email their views directly to me at bill.esterson.mp@parliament.uk"

 

Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson, with Formby Labour Councillor Nina Killen and Catie Page and members of the public who attended the People's Politics Inquiry meeting in Formby.