Labour’s Bill Esterson MP and Cllr Tony Carr visit Asda Aintree

Tony Carr and Bill Esterson with Aintree Asda staff

Labour MP Bill Esterson and Labour Ward Councillor Tony Carr met staff at Asda’s Aintree store to listen to their views about the local community and to hear first-hand what customers are saying. 

They also heard from about the impact of the financial crisis on Asda’s trading.

Bill and Cllr Carr also heard how angry staff and customers are at the government for allowing the boss of RBS to be offered a £1 million bonus and the way they feel that the bankers should be paying for the deficit not working people like them.

Bill said: “Cllr Carr and I met staff at the store today and listened to their concerns. Asda staff are as worried about the future as anyone but they are trying to help their customers as best they can. Staff said how angry they are that the Chief Executive of RBS is getting a £1 million bonus when they and their families face such tough times.

"Asda is facing tough trading conditions like anyone else. What impressed us was that Asda is still supporting the community and we met the Community Colleague who works with local organisations including Aintree Davenhill Primary School. The Asda Community project to promote healthy eating and to help children understand where food comes from is good example of what a business like Asda should be doing in their local community. They are also a major employer in East Sefton and I was pleased to hear that they are facing up to the tough times as a business.

“The message from staff and customers at Asda in Aintree is that the Tory-Lib Dem government should make the bankers pay for the deficit rather than families.”

Cllr Tony Carr said: “I enjoyed meeting staff and finding out about some of the excellent community projects which Asda is involved in right here in Aintree. I look forward to working with Asda to help the community that I represent in Melling, Aintree and Maghull.”

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