• Conor celebrates Independents’ Day in St Helens North

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    To mark Independents’ Day Conor McGinn MP visited local businesses in the constituency.

    Independents’ Day was launched in 2010 by People1st and celebrates the crucial economic and social contribution independent businesses make to communities. The aim is to make support for independent businesses a more permanent fixture and encourage people to shop at local businesses.

    Conor called in at number of business including:

    • Chouxchouxbedoos – a family run coffee shop & café on Newton High Street
    • Cooks of Rainford – a butchers which has served the local community for over 80 years
    • A180 Darts – a darts supplier based in Moss Bank, who supply some of the biggest names in darts and work to promote the next generation of darts players at St Helens Darts Academy

    Commenting Conor said:

    “Independents’ Day is a great opportunity highlight the importance of small business to our community and encourage people to support local businesses.

    “The businesses I met are just a few examples of the many small and medium size enterprises based in St Helens North, which are so important to our community.

    “These businesses contribute hugely to local economy by creating employment and making a huge contribution to the life of our local communities.”

  • Conor elected to House of Commons Defence Select Committee

    Conor has been appointed to the House of Commons Defence Select Committee.

    He will serve as one of four Labour members on the Committee and will play a key role in scrutinising the Government’s defence policy and holding the Government to account.

    Commenting Conor said:

    “I am honoured to be appointed to the Defence Select Committee.

    “In a dangerous world, the threats we face are complicated and challenging.

    “I hope the government’s upcoming Strategic Defence and Security Review will facilitate an open and inclusive national debate on the security and defence challenges facing the country, and will properly assess the changing threats to our security.

    “I look forward to working with colleagues from all parties on the Committee. It is vital that we hold the Government account and help ensure our Armed Forces are properly equipped to deal with modern threats and challenges we face.”

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