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Responding to the re-election of the Rt. Hon Jeremy Corbyn MP as the Leader of the Labour Party, West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper said:

“I congratulate Jeremy Corbyn on his re-election as Labour Party leader.

“Now the leadership of the Labour Party has been resolved, we must now focus on beating the Conservatives at the next general election stopping them failing communities like West Lancashire.

“My priority has been and remains to be working hard for the people of West Lancashire as their MP.  Fighting to deliver a better deal for all residents and addressing issues including tackling flooding, fighting to protect local NHS services, campaigning for a railway station for Skelmersdale, and supporting local businesses, local jobs and local communities.”

Rosie Cooper MP statement on Jeremy Corbyn election

Responding to the re-election of the Rt. Hon Jeremy Corbyn MP as the Leader of the Labour Party, West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper said: “I congratulate Jeremy Corbyn on his...

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West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has met with members of the newly-formed Parbold Flood Action Group to discuss their work combating flooding in the village which has devastated numerous homes and businesses.

MP Rosie met the local residents on Burnside, a street where multiple properties were flooded during the 2015 Boxing Day floods that inundated communities across West Lancashire.

The group updated Rosie on their work producing a report into flooding problems across Parbold, the causes and possible solutions.

Rosie Cooper MP said:

“Increasingly we are seeing residents and communities having no one to turn to when faced with their homes and businesses being flooded, with neither the government, its agencies or local authorities taking responsibility for helping people in their time of need.

“Whilst I believe that more must be done by the authorities to help the victims of flooding, it is great to see communities coming together to form Flood Action Groups and giving themselves a strong local voice when dealing with these issues.

“I will continue to work with and support Flood Action Groups across West Lancashire whilst also pushing for more action from government and the agencies to tackle these complex problems. It is not acceptable for residents to bear the full burden of protecting their properties and possessions from flooding, leading them to ask what are they paying their taxes for.”  

Rosie Cooper MP meets Parbold Flood Action Group

West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has met with members of the newly-formed Parbold Flood Action Group to discuss their work combating flooding in the village which has devastated numerous homes...

IMG_6225.JPGWest Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have failed to confirm future sites for services, such as West Lancashire Health Centre and Skelmersdale Walk-In Centre leaving the services homeless.

In April 2017 a new private provider will take over the running of some urgent care services in West Lancashire.  At the moment who that will be is unknown.  It is also unknown if the services will stay in their current locations.

Rosie Cooper, MP for West Lancashire, raised the issue of the future location of services with West Lancashire CCG who were unable to confirm what will happen, whether the services will stay or go.

At present West Lancashire Health Centre is run from the Ormskirk Hospital site whilst Skelmersdale Walk-In Centre is based at the Concourse Shopping Centre.  Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust run both services but are set to lose the contract.  This certainly raises questions about the future of West Lancashire Health Centre after April as it is currently run from Southport and Ormskirk hospital.

Speaking about the uncertainty of the situation, West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper said:

“It is only a matter of months until the new provider for urgent care services is supposed to be taking over these vital local health services.

“At the moment we don’t know who this will be or if they plan to continue using the current facilities or if they will be allowed to.  If they do have to find new facilities, how long will this take and will they be as accessible for patients as the current sites?

“We are facing the prospect of homeless health services unless West Lancashire CCG start offering some assurances, answering questions and end the secrecy masked as commercial confidentiality.”

Health services face being left homeless

West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have failed to confirm future sites for services, such as West Lancashire Health Centre and Skelmersdale Walk-In Centre leaving the services homeless. In April...

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