Sefton Central Labour Party to welcome Everton legend Peter Reid

Peter Reid

 

 

Sefton Central Labour Party will be rolling out the blue carpet for their special guest at this year's Sefton Central Labour Party annual dinner.

Everton FC legend Peter Reid will be joining MP Bill Esterson and Labour Party members at the dinner, which will this year be held at St William of York Parish Centre in Thornton on Friday, November 22.

Bill Esterson said he was delighted that the football legend was the guest of honour.

Bill said: "Peter Reid is a footballing legend. He had a long and distinguished career most notably for Everton and he even played for England on 13 occasions. He has an equally lengthy career as a manager and a top football pundit for BBC, Sky and ESPN.
 
"So we are obviously delighted to be welcoming Peter to Sefton Central to give us an insight into his life in football in that inimitable Peter Reid style.

"I am sure we will have blues and reds at the event giving Peter a very warm welcome to Sefton Central."

Bill managed to net the football legend after chatting to him at the Merseyside PFA lunch before the last Merseyside derby.

Peter ReidBill said: "I met Peter at the Merseyside PFA lunch before the last derby. He was the guest speaker with Alan Hansen but this time, we’ll have him all to ourselves.

"I told him about the work we were doing in Sefton Central and he was very interested in what we were doing.

"He is originally a Huyton lad, and he agreed to come up and be our guest speaker. I know he has a real interest in politics.

"We usually have leading politicians as guest speakers, and we will have some of them at the dinner next month, but I hope that having someone who is outside the political scene will attract people to come along and get involved in local politics who may not otherwise think of getting involved.

"It's about engaging people with the political process, which is something which I have been trying to do throughout the constituency as part of my People's Politics Inquiry events.

"I know that we will get a good turn out for Peter Reid and he will get a very warm Sefton Central welcome."

Sefton Central's evening with Peter Reid will be held at St William of York Parish Centre on Friday, November 22, starting at 7.30pm. Tickets are £25 each. To book a ticket, or for more information, call 0151 531 1193 or email  SeftonCentralLabour@gmail.com