Rosie Cooper MP

Working hard for the people of West Lancashire

16/10/09 Prime Minister drops in to meet with West Lancs residen

Prime Minister Gordon Brown dropped in to the home of West Lancashire resident Mary Whitby, Thursday, with Rosie Cooper MP to meet with local residents to listen to their issues and priorities.

The Prime Minister spent 45 minutes with the local residents talking about a range of national and local issues including hearing the views of young people, pensioners and local business owners and the local clergy.

West Lancashire MP, Rosie Cooper said: “It is really great to see the Prime Minister in West Lancashire listening to the issues important to local people and taking their messages back to the heart of government. 

“Residents got to ask a range of questions from national issues such as health and social care, the NHS, the negative media image of young people as well as local issues like the Ormskirk Bypass, free rail travel for pensioners, Burscough Curves.”

“Talking to people after the meeting they told me how much they liked the Gordon as person that he was very warm and friendly who was actually willing to listen to them.  People were also struck how he clearly believes that his values should be focused on making a difference in people’s lives.”

Mary Whitby, who hosted the residents meeting: “It was a real honour to welcome the Prime Minister into my home and for him to meet other local residents.  It was an excellent discussion and everyone had the chance to have their say.”

“I am currently considering secondary schools for my son and I have been hugely impressed with the Government’s massive investment to improve the quality of facilities in our schools.”

17 year old A-level student Michelle Tilley from Skelmersdale said: “I spoke to the Prime Minister about issues that concern young people, university fees and grants.  Having met him I think he’s a very honest and caring man and he listens.”

Burscough resident, Roger Bell said: “I was very impressed with Prime Minister.  It was inspiring to listen to what he had to say and you can see he believes what he says and works his hardest to deliver it.”


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