Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson speaks to Maghull Area Se

Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson and Maghull Area Sefton Older Person’s Forum’s Margaret Lambert with fellow members.

 

Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson was the guest speaker at the Maghull Area Sefton Older Person's Forum this week.

Bill spoke to members of the forum from throughout Maghull and East Sefton who meet each month at St Andrew's Church Parish Centre.

The MP gave an overview of a normal working week in Parliament and in Sefton Central.

Bill said: "I was delighted to be invited to speak to the Maghull Area branch of the Sefton Older Person's Forum.

"I gave them a run down of what an MP's normal working week is like, from juggling a family life here in Maghull to late night votes in parliament, together with early morning starts and committee meetings.

"Lots of people aren't aware of just what an MP does through a working day. Lots of people think that voting in the House of Commons is all that we do. But the bulk of my time in Parliament is taken up by attending meetings, reading reports or replying to constituents. I sit on the Education Select Committee and am a member of a number of All Party Parliamentary Groups and regularly meet with groups to listen to them about matters that concern my constituents.

"Here in the constituency I deal with constituents' issues, meet with residents who have got problems or concerns that they want taking up and I meet community groups and organisations.

"One person asked me why I wasn't on holiday. Just because Parliament is in recess doesn't mean I'm on holiday. It means I am working here in the constituency, in our communities in Maghull, Formby, Crosby and everywhere in between, making sure that people, young and old are getting the support they need and deserve."

Bill praised Sefton Older People's Forum for campaigning for older people's interests.

Bill said: "Sefton Older People's Forum is a fantastic organisation that actively lobbies for the interests of older people, particularly right here in Sefton.

"They raise the issues of concern of older people locally and they successfully campaign on those issues.

"I would like to thank the forum members for inviting me along to their meeting and speaking to them. I look forward to working with them in the future."

 

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