I’d like to wish all readers of my website a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I hope you have found my blogs to be informative and interesting over the last year, a year that has been a memorable one for both the country and for Liverpool Wavertree.
Locally, over the summer I held [...]
Over the summer I undertook a number of “Luciana Listens” events across the Wavertree constituency. One issue that was often raised was about traffic and road safety. Following this I undertook to support the expansion of 20 mph zones where residents want them. I’m delighted with the news that Mayor Anderson and local councillors Gary Millar, [...]
I was delighted to join members of the Liverpool Baha’i Community at the Adelphi hotel recently to mark the centenary celebration of Abdu’l-Bahá’s visit to Liverpool. It was also a chance to recognise the contribution of members of the Baha’i faith to our city, and celebrate the diversity and vibrancy of our many backgrounds, religions and [...]
I was delighted to be at Northway School this morning to present a prize to the winner of my annual “design a Christmas Card” competition. Each year I invite primary school children across the constituency to enter a design for my official Christmas card. Following hundreds of entries, this year’s winner was Kahmael Smith at [...]
Today I am leading a debate in Westminster Hall on Food Poverty in the run up to Christmas. It is a national scandal, prevalent here in Liverpool and across the country. The Tory-led Government’s double-dip recession has led to a cost of living crisis in the UK. There has been a massive growth in food [...]
I was delighted to attend the opening of the new cardiovascular research unit at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital. The opening ceremony was carried out by Dame Carol Black, Chair of the Institute of Cardiovascular Medicine and Science. The unit is a unique collaboration that Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital have developed with the Royal [...]
I was pleased to see the positive news contained in the 2012 Annual Plan from Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority. Merseyside’s recycling level is still increasing, and is currently at 36.9%. It is also positive that the amount of waste has fallen by over 50 kilograms per households per year. I was also delighted to [...]
I’m delighted to support Hazel Blears’ ten minute rule bill to prohibit the advertising of long-term unpaid internships. The bill would also regulate conditions of employment for paid internships. Many internships are advertised as being unpaid and are on a long term basis. This contravenes the aims of National Minimum Wage (NMW) legislation. All too often unpaid [...]
Last week I led a delegation of public servants to 10 Downing Street calling for a fair deal for Wavertree, and a fair deal for the city of Liverpool.
Sadly the Chancellor’s Autumn statement has done nothing to deliver fairness, and nothing to support jobs and growth in our area. By announcing further cuts to [...]
I joined the family of Oliver King, Cllr Jake Morrison and others on a visit to Westminster to promote the campaign for defibrillators in all public buildings. The delegation met with Shadow ministers, and also delivered a letter to 10 Downing Street calling for an urgent meeting with David Cameron. The campaign are also promoting [...]