Sefton Central Labour Party welcomes guest speaker Everton FC le

Sefton Central Labour Party members and supporters together with Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson and Sefton Council's Labour leader Cllr Peter Dowd with guest speaker Peter Reid.



Sefton Central Labour Party painted the constituency blue at the weekend as they welcomed Everton FC legend Peter Reid to their annual fundraising dinner.

The former EFC and England star was the guest speaker at the party's fundraiser at St William of York Parish Centre in Thornton on Friday evening.

He joined Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson, Sefton Council's Labour leader Cllr Peter Dowd, borough councillors and  Labour Party members and supporters.

The footballing legend, who is now a pundit, talked about his long career at club and national level as a player and as a manager.

He explained why he was supporting the event: "I am delighted to be here tonight to join you at Sefton Central Labour Party's annual dinner and I thank Bill for inviting me.

"We're less than 18 months away from a General Election. We have got the chance to get rid of this shower - in fact it's not just the Tories we need to get rid of, it's the Lib Dems too - we need to get rid of both of them.

"That's why I am here tonight. I'm here to support Bill Esterson, who is a great Member of Parliament. I'm here to support him and to make sure that we get a Labour Government next time round."

Bill said he was delighted to welcome Peter Reid to Thornton for the event.

Bill said: "Peter Reid was a great player for Everton and for England and he went on to have an illustrious managing career, before moving into the media.

"He is a brilliant speaker. He told us some very interesting tales and he really did have us thoroughly entertained with his hilarious stories.

"Being from Merseyside and having had an uncle who was a Labour councillor in Huyton, Peter is very supportive of the Labour movement. He is very supportive of what we are trying to achieve in helping people who are finding their lives blighted by this Tory-Lib Dem Government.

"We will definitely be inviting him to future events, so if you didn't get the chance to hear him this time you'll be able to hear him next time. And we'll be inviting a former Liverpool player too for all the Reds in the constituency."



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