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MP slams Government over free school meals

Sefton Central MP Bill Esterson challenged the Government’s decisionto cut free school meals to thousands of children at Prime Minister’sQuestions.The MP asked Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May: “The UK has thelowest growth in the G7. Why is the Government’s answer to this togive handouts to a few wealthy bankers to fund an already lavishlifestyle, paid for by taking crumbs off the table of those on Universal Credit whose...

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Formby MP Bill Esterson is backing a Private Members Bill that would help homeowners in the town escape crippling fees linked to their status as leaseholders. Mr Esterson first raised the issue of leasehold after residents of Formby’s Bellway estate, Orchid Meadow, approached him for help after finding that their new dream homes came with expensive constraints. On top of paying the freeholder, the...

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MP welcomes new community police station in Maghull

Sefton Central MP Bill Esterson was delighted to open a new community police station in his constituency after years of manned police desks being closed down. The MP for Maghull said budget cuts had forced the closure of many neighbourhood police stations but he praised the work of the Merseyside Police  & Crime Commissioner Jane Kennedy and Maghull’s town and borough councillors for their work in securing...

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Sefton Central MP Bill Esterson says he will keep up the pressure on the Government in order to save the Rimrose Valley from the bulldozers and protect the public from dangerous roadside air pollution. The MP asked the Transport Secretary Chris Grayling in the Commons what the Government was doing to invest in rail services to take freight off the roads. The MP was left baffled by the...

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MP vows to fight closure of Hightown surgery

Sefton Central MP Bill Esterson will join with Hightown residents to fight the ‘disgraceful’ closure of the town’s GP practice. Hightown Surgery will close on June 8 this year after NHS England failed to find a provider to take it over. Mr Esterson said the decision had “badly let down” the residents of the small town, leaving them without a surgery and threatening the...

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MP praises employee-owned Aintree cash & carry business

Bill Esterson MP was full of praise for employee-owned company Parfetts Cash & Carry when he visited their depot at Racecourse Retail Park in Aintree. Mr Esterson is the MP for the area and also Labour’s Shadow Minister for Business and International Trade. Mr Esterson met staff and was given a tour of Parfetts warehouse by Chairman Steve Parfett and joint General Manager Chris Hewitt. Read more →

MP praises posties on busiest day of the year

Sefton Central MP Bill Esterson paid tribute to hard-working postal workers in his constituency on the busiest day of the year for Royal Mail staff. The MP celebrated posties on “Postal Workers Day” and attacked the Conservative Government’s...

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MP backs huge North West investment in green energy

Sefton Central MP Bill Esterson is backing a huge local investment in green energy as a new operations centre for Burbo Bank windfarm nears completion.

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Sefton Central MP Bill Esterson paid his respects to all who have lost their lives in conflict at events around the constituency on Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday. Mr Esterson also paid tribute to those who have survived war and called for better support for Servicemen and women dealing with the after-effects of their often traumatic experiences in the armed forces.

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Santander serves up fraud advice to MP and constituents

Sefton Central MP Bill Esterson has had his chips courtesy of Santander’s fraud prevention team. The MP and shadow Business Minister visited Santander’s ‘phish and chips’ van to tuck into some tasty fries and learn how to avoid online and text bank scams. Mr Esterson praised the bank’s unique way of helping to educate the public about the danger of losing money due to phishing.  

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