Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson holds People’s Politics event in Maghull to re-engage people with local and national politics

Labour MP Bill Esterson was joined by residents of Maghull and Lydiate at the People’s Politics Inquiry event at Maghull Town Hall.


Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson hosted a public meeting last week to hear the views of Maghull and Lydiate voters.

The Labour organised People's Politics Inquiries, which are being held up and down the country, are designed to open up a conversation between politicians, voters and disillusioned voters to find out how we can build a better politics.

More than 40 personally invited people from Maghull and Lydiate were invited to the inquiry at Maghull Town Hall.

Bill Esterson said the meeting was about re-engaging people in Sefton Central with the political process.

Bill said: "We had a fantastic response to the invite and the feedback on the day was really useful.

"The People's Politics Inquiry is designed to find out why some people have been turned off from politics and feel disengaged with the electoral process, locally and nationally.

"Here in Sefton Central, our Labour Action Team members spend a lot of time speaking to people on their doorsteps and listening to their concerns and issues. But Saturday's meeting gave us the opportunity to speak directly to people who feel that more can be done by political parties to engage with them. The findings of the inquiry will now be analysed and fed into the Labour Party's decision making process.

"I would like to thank everyone who came along or sent in their feedback."

The Labour MP is holding People's Politics Inquiry meetings throughout the constituency.

Bill said: "I am planning to hold similar events in other parts of the constituency in the coming months, because I want hear from people here in Sefton Central on how they think politicians can do better and what we can do to engage people.

"I am doing this as the MP, but at the same time, our Labour councillors in Maghull were canvassing people's views on the local plan. The Lib Dems are clearly not interested in what you think. They are only interested in looking after themselves. That is why they went into government with their Conservative friends. They have broken promise after promise. They've given tax cuts to millionaires. They've trebled tuition fees. They've introduced a builders' charter which will see the end of our greenbelt.

"Politicians need to listen to the views of their constituents. Politics isn't about the Westminster Bubble. It isn't about men in suits. It is about every day life; jobs, immigration, the taxes we pay, our schools, our hospitals, the care we provide for our older people. I want more and more people to get engaged in the decisions that affect us all.

"So I will soon be having an event near you, please come along. But in the meantime, anyone who would like to contribute to the inquiry can email their views directly to me at"


Labour MP Bill Esterson was joined by residents of Maghull and Lydiate at the People’s Politics Inquiry event at Maghull Town Hall.


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