West Lancashire MP, Rosie Cooper joined over 200 people for the historic Cabinet meeting in Liverpool last week. It was the first occasion a meeting of the Cabinet had taken place in the region. Similar Cabinet meetings have been held in Birmingham and Leeds at the end of last year.
Rosie said: “As the constituency MP for West Lancashire every day I am contacted by local people who are concerned about the specific issues affecting their family; their estate or the wider community. I fight hard daily to help those people directly or make their voices heard on the issues important to them.
“It is important that senior Government Ministers to get out of London. To see and hear for themselves people’s thoughts and views on the impact their decisions are having.”
“I was delighted that the Cabinet came to the North West to hear first hand the issues and challenges in the region from the people living in the region.”
Rosie was on the table hosted by Rt. Hon Ed Balls MP, Secretary of State for Children, Families and Schools. All geographical, age and interest groups from around the region were represented at the event. People got 45 minutes to discuss key issues with an allocated government minister. This was followed by a question and answer session with Cabinet ministers.