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 my “Luciana listens” events. It was great to be able to speak and listen to so many people face to face. Residents were passionate and at times angry with what was happening to their families and their communities. As promised I have produced a report highlighting the key issues and what action I am going to take. This will be hand delivered by volunteers to every house across the constituency in the new year.
On the downside locally, 2012 has seen unemployment continue to rise in Wavertree; more and more people are having to use local food banks in order to feed their family and energy bills are on the up again. All of these issues are placing enormous stress on residents locally.
However nationally, there were a number of things to be positive about. Against a backdrop of the recession and cuts the country was lifted out of the doom with the staging of the Olympics.
The Olympics gave so many people a sense of pride not only in the event itself but in so many of our athletes. It was great to stand on the streets of Kensington with hundreds of residents welcoming the Olympic flame to Liverpool. Both our abled and disabled athletes gave their very best and their enthusiasm and commitment for their sport was truly inspirational.
The Queen’s Jubilee celebrations gripped the country and I attended several street parties, organised by local people across Wavertree.
Perhaps most significantly, 2012 was the year that the Hillsborough families finally got the truth thanks to the report of the Independent Hillsborough panel. Justice must follow truth, and the announcement of new inquiries and the quashing of the verdicts of accidental death are important and welcome milestones in the ongoing journey to achieve justice for the 96, their families and survivors.
As your local MP I promise that in 2013 I will continue to challenge the government at every opportunity and highlight the negative effects their policies are having on people. I will also continue to do what I can locally to make sure our area is supported, and will continue to keep you updated via this website.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family all the very best for 2013 and hope you have a good break.
In the meantime if I can help in any way please do not hesitate to contact me.
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