• Southport should seize chance to quit Sefton

    MP John Pugh believes Sefton Council has failed Southport and crucially failed to respond to the concerns raised and expressed by the Local Authority Boundary Commission when they last looked at Southport’s position in Sefton. The MP, who introduced a bill in this parliament to give local people power to request a review of council …

  • Bank not meeting the needs of wheelchair users

    HSBC Customer Theresa Smith has complained that the closure of local bank branches is making it harder for disabled citizens, particularly wheelchair users. In Birkdale, Theresa, a Thalidomider, fought many years ago to persuade the bank to install ramp access but now the branch is to close with customers re-directed to Lord St – a …

  • Role of community police stations too vague – Pugh

    John Pugh MP has questioned plans that will see police stations in Southport close. The closures are part of a shake-up by Labour’s Merseyside Crime Commissioner Jane Kennedy that will see police stations replaced by “community stations”. While Southport will become Sefton’s principal operating headquarters, Ainsdale will be sold-off and and replaced by a community …

  • Politics goes pink for breast cancer awareness

    Southport’S MP, John Pugh, has joined the fight against breast cancer by taking part in Breast Cancer Campaign’s flagship fundraiser, wear it pink day. “It is ironic though that just as the campaign against breast cancer hots up – our services locally are being reduced by the Southport and Ormskirk Hospital Trust”. The theme of …

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