Frank Field MP
Your MP for Birkenhead
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Some properties in Birkenhead are maintained and let in such a poor condition that their tenants are barely able to exist, let alone live a healthy life. In some cases this will have been due to the actions of rogue tenants who vandalised or neglected the property while they lived there, and then refused to repair or clean it at the end of their tenancy. But in many other cases decent tenants are trying to survive without bare the necessities of warmth, shelter, and basic cooking...
Would you believe that in the midst of a housing crisis there are 1,800 properties lying empty in Birkenhead? Many of those properties are situated in Rock Ferry, Tranmere, Oxton, and the streets around Hamilton Square – the areas where the need for new housing tends to be most acute. Almost all of the empty properties are in private ownership, and several hundred have been empty for more than six months. I am anxious for as many of these properties as possible to be returned to...
Immediately after his re-election as leader of the Labour Party on Saturday, Jeremy Corbyn came to visit the Neo Café project in Rock Ferry. The Neo Café is one of our Feeding Birkenhead projects which aims to prevent children being hungry during the school holidays – a time of year when hard-up parents incur a barrage of additional costs. It does so using good food that would otherwise have been thrown to waste. Jeremy was able to see for himself the good that could
The Government acted swiftly and effectively on two major concerns I brought to its attention last week – both of which affect some of the lowest paid people in our country. The first is the appalling treatment that has been meted out to couriers in the ‘gig economy’ who deliver goods that have been bought online from the likes of John Lewis, Debenhams, and Next. The company responsible for delivering these goods is called Hermes. It relies on a network of 10,500...
It was a privilege to meet with local residents and their guide dogs in the garden of Oxton’s Devaney Medical Centre last Saturday. The event was hosted by the Devaney Patient Participation Group with support from the Practice’s Medical and Admin staff. This was the first time a Medical Centre has laid on such an event. And what a success it was. £800 was raised and this may now become an annual event. Guide dog merchandise was on sale and a brisk trade of homemade...
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