Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson and the Labour Action Tea

Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson, Sefton Council Labour leader Cllr Peter Dowd, Mayor of Maghull Cllr Steve Kermode, Molyneux Ward Labour Councillor Tony Carr, Sudell Ward Labour Councillor Lynn Gatherer and Molyneux Ward Cllr Marion Atkinson join Meadows Leisure Centre Ambassador Alison Crawford to welcome the Paralympic Flame to Maghull.
 
Maghull Labour Action Team welcomed the Paralympic Flame to Maghull this week when the torch came to the Meadows Leisure Centre.
 
MP Bill Esterson and Sefton Council's Labour leader Peter Dowd joined Mayor of Maghull Cllr Steve Kermode, Sudell Ward Labour Councillor Lynn Gatherer and Molyneux Ward Labour Councillors Tony Carr and Marion Atkinson to accept the flame into the leisure centre.
 
Centre swimming instructor and Maghull mum of two Alison Crawford was chosen to be the Meadows Ambassador to accept the flame.
 
She said: "I was absolutely delighted to be asked to be the ambassador for the Paralympic Flame here in Maghull. It is an honour to carry the torch.
 
"I was a competitive swimmer and I competed at national level alongside Sharon Davies, so this is all the more special for me to take part.
 
"I know from the work that I do now, that young people who swim in Sefton are often as dedicated as the professional sports people we saw at the Olympics and many of the disabled young people who take part are more so.
 
"Here at the Meadows, we get lots of young people involved in sport and they thoroughly enjoy it, which is one of the most important aspects of the work we do here.
 
"The flame coming to Maghull, is for all people of all ages in this community to feel part of the historic event which is the Paralympics.
 
"I am pleased to have played a part in it."
 
Molyneux Ward Labour Councillor Tony Carr welcomes the Paralympic Flame to Maghull with Meadows Leisure Centre Ambassador Alison Crawford.Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson said it had been great to see so many people turn up to see the flame.
 
Bill said: "There was hundreds of people who turned up for the time the flame was at the Meadows.
 
"It was great to see so many people come along to welcome the flame to Maghull and get involved in what was an historic event.
 
"Lots of people had the chance to hold the torch and have their photographs taken with it.
 
"The Paralympics shows the best of human endeavour and the competitors are an inspiration which we can all learn from.
 
"I am pleased that Maghull and Sefton Central was able to play a part in the Paralympics coming to this country.
 
"It is something which the people who came along on the day will remember for the rest of their lives."