The Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC) is the largest gathering of start-up champions from around the world. Coming to Britain for the first time in March, I am delighted the GEC 2012 will be taking place right here in Liverpool.
It will provide a festival for business where people, passion and potential will be celebrated, inspired [...]
This month saw the launch of the second annual Parliamentary live music competition, ‘Rock the House’.
‘Rock the House’ is a Parliamentary live music and venue competition. This year the prizes are much bigger and the competition even counts rock legends Alice Cooper, Ian Gillan and Matt Tuck as its Patrons with many more exciting [...]
Last week I met with licensees and retailers from Childwall, Allerton Road, Rose Lane and Penny Lane. The group work together to ensure the area is a safe place for residents to shop and socialise.
They have recently introduced a Banning Order initiative which means that any offender who has been banned from [...]
Ed Miliband MP has written to the Prime Minister over inaccurate claims which he made in response to questions in Parliament today.
The text of Ed Miliband’s letter is below:
Dear Prime Minister,
I wanted to write following this week’s Prime Minister’s Questions to draw your attention to some inaccurate claims you made today.
The British recovery has been stalling since the government’s spending review in the autumn of 2010, but now the economy has gone into reverse. Since the Chancellor’s spending review the economy has grown by just 0.3% compared to the 3.0% the government predicted.
As for the eurozone crisis being to blame, it is only rising [...]
Last week in Parliament I called for an urgent update on how many businesses are still waiting for compensation following last summer’s disturbances. This followed correspondence I received revealing that businesses in Liverpool have yet to be paid a penny.
In August the Prime Minister said that he would help affected businesses to get back up [...]
Last week I signed a Book of Commitment in the House of Commons, pledging my commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who died during the Holocaust.
Friday January 27th will mark the 67th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Nazi concentration and extermination camp which is the site of the largest mass murder [...]
One of the world’s leading street theatre companies is bringing an event to Liverpool in April.
The spectacle, ‘A Little Girl Giant’, is a love story which takes its inspiration from the story of the Titanic which infamously set sail from England on April 10th 1912.
The street company Royal De Luxe will put on [...]
New figures today show that unemployment has increased to a 17-year high after a rise of 118,000 in the number of people out of work across the UK.
I’m very worried that here in the constituency right now 11% of people can’t find work. Not enough jobs are being created and there are 16 people [...]
Following six months of consultation, Liverpool City Council has now come up with an innovative scheme which will keep every one of the 26 Children’s Centres in the city open. This includes Church & Mossley Hill and Childwall & Woolton which were under threat as a result of Government cuts.
Liverpool City Council has lost [...]