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Maghull’s MP holds advice surgery for local businesses. Maghull’s MP, Bill Esterson discussed advice and support with local businesses at the Town Council’s monthly business breakfast meeting. The MP ran his own business for 15 years before becoming an MP and is Labour’s spokesman on business and enterprise. The event at Maghull Town Council heard from the Princes Trust about the support available to...

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Formby's MP, Bill Esterson enjoyed a night out at Formby brewery Red Star Ales' first beer festival at Formby Cricket, Hockey and Squash Club. Mr Esterson, who is a member of the hockey club, tried beer from the three Sefton breweries who had beer at the festival. Bill Esterson said, "Having a beer festival at Formby cricket, hockey and squash club was a great idea and judging by the number...

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  Sefton Central MP, Bill Esterson is backing a campaign to guarantee pensions to the partners of police officers. The Labour MP has signed a House of Commons EDM which calls on the government to guarantee that the partners of deceased police officers continue to receive their pension if they re-marry or join a new civil partnership....

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Shocking amounts of money owed to smaller businesses in Sefton Businesses in Sefton are owed a shocking estimated £120 million in late payments from bigger companies. Figures released by BACS Payment Schemes Ltd have laid bare the extent of late payments to small and medium-sized businesses, which now stands at £26.3 billion across the UK. For the first time, the sheer scale of the unpaid bill for Sefton...

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Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson says a successful scheme at pharmacies in Sefton could become unsustainable as a result of budget cuts. The scheme has run successfully in Sefton for of 15 years to alleviate pressures on GPs, Children and Adult Accident And Emergency Services. It is in danger of becoming unsustainable because of a 50% budget cut, according...
The Labour MP, who is also the Shadow Business Minister, visited top robotics firm CNC in Aintree. Touring the factory floor, Bill Esterson MP said, "We have an outstanding local network of innovative, high-tech small businesses right here in Sefton. CNC is a great example of this, building robots for international car manufacturers, aerospace...

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Surrey seems to be the hardest word

Sefton Central MP, Bill Esterson has demanded that the government makes urgent changes to Switch Island after a catalogue of serious accidents at the busy junction.

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Bill Esterson MP has given his backing to new plans which will give a real boost to local communities fighting to save their local pubs. The Government has announced that it will accept an amendment brought by Labour Peer Lord Kennedy which will end the practice of demolishing or converting public houses without the need for planning permission, which has seen so many pubs...

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On Monday 20th March, Bill Esterson MP attended a cross-party reception in Parliament to support the TUC’s ‘Dying to Work’ campaign which is seeking to change the law to provide additional employment protection for terminally ill workers. Dying to Work was set up following the case of Jacci Woodcook, a 58-year-old sales manager from Derbyshire, who was forced out of her job after being diagnosed...

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Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson has joined local manufacturers to gather views on boosting skills, training and cutting edge business.    Read more →