Labour’s Liz Savage today reveals the first of her key personal commitments in the run up to the General Election.
Liz says “I want to get the best deal for our town. Southport residents on the doorstep tell me time and time again that they want their elected representatives to work together for the good of the town. I will ensure that Regeneration of our Town is the priority for me, as your Labour MP. Everyone in Southport wants to see this town flourish and I am convinced that working together we can do this.
As Southport’s MP I would work positively with the leader and cabinet of Sefton Council, pushing for regeneration of the Town Centre whilst ensuring that the heritage of Southport is retained. I have already started work on this – for example I’ve met Sefton Council’s leader and discussed with him how Lord Street’s Conservation Area status can be used to encourage shop owners (many of whom are out of town investment companies) to renovate the canopies above their shops. I have met with our MEP Theresa Griffin to discuss how European funding can help.
In my view Southport currently has a leadership vacuum; I would change that and as your MP I would bring together local residents, councillors, MEP’s, the Business Improvement District team, the Local Enterprise Partnership and many other stakeholders to work together and cooperate towards a single goal of regenerating Southport. With determination, teamwork and leadership we can make this happen.”
Liz added “I will act as a champion of Southport, highlighting the positives that our fantastic town has to offer and encouraging people across the country to come to major Southport events.”
Liz is pictured discussing the decline of coastal towns with Gordon Marsden MP for Blackpool South and Labour's shadow transport minister.