I was recently delighted to join and address the relaunch of Kin – Liverpool’s network for the creative and digital community, at Camp and Furnace, in the heart of Liverpool’s creative quarter.
Kin is believed to be the only local network in the country dedicated to the creative community. Liverpool’s creative & digital [...]
Increasing support for women in business is something that I am very keen to encourage and develop both here in Liverpool and nationally. With the economy in double dip recession, female unemployment at its highest level for 23 years and record levels of young people out of work, it is ever more important that women [...]
I recently attended Low Carbon Liverpool: How Do We Build a Successful, Sustainable and Green European City? The event was supported by the Primary Care Trust, Chamber of Commerce, University and city council, and heard how Liverpool can share and learn from the cities of Nantes and Bristol. Nantes is European Green Capital in 2013, whilst [...]
I was delighted to attend the Liverpool Biennial recently, the largest international contemporary art festival in the UK. It is a programme of exhibitions and projects in a variety of locations across the city, utilising public spaces, as well as our city’s galleries, museums and cultural venues.
The Biennial is one of the highlights of [...]
Following the publication of the Independent Panel’s report into the events at Hillsborough, David Cameron has said he is profoundly sorry for the “double injustice” of the Hillsborough disaster. The prime minister said police failed to do enough and that they had also tried to blame Liverpool fans.
The report comes after 23 years of campaigning [...]
Today is a major milestone for the families of the 96 people who lost their lives at Hillsborough, and for the entire city of Liverpool. The Hillsborough independent panel will be publishing its official report on the tragedy, and all documents relating to the tragedy will be published.
There will be two minutes silence held [...]
On Sunday I was proud to unveil a heritage blue plaque at Edge Hill station, celebrating the history of what is the oldest passenger railway station in the world.
When George Stephenson’s Rocket left Crown Street station, passing through Edge Hill on 15th September 1830 it marked the beginning of the modern railway era, and [...]
Whilst the government’s reshuffle has not changed their policy direction, there has been a change in ministerial responsibilities at the Department for Work and Pensions. Mark Hoban MP has taken over from Chris Grayling as Minister of State for Employment, and will now be responsible for overseeing the future of Old Swan Jobcentre which has [...]
Government proposals to vary public sector pay in different regions have already caused significant concern and anxiety for many public sector workers. With around 40% of jobs in Liverpool in the public sector, the issue is particularly concerning to residents here in Wavertree. This worry is heightened at a time when households are seeing their incomes squeezed [...]
This week parliament has returned from the summer recess. The session is relatively short, coming in advance of the party conferences, but there are a number of absolutely crucial issues affecting Wavertree that will be debated.
Whilst the economy and jobs will continue to be a major focus, I will also be concentrating on the [...]