• Conor hosts reception in Parliament for the Coalfields Regeneration Trust

    Former coalfield communities up and down the country like the ones I represent in St Helens have seen chronic underinvestment in employment, skills and health since the closure of the pits.

    I hosted a reception in Parliament for the Coalfields Regeneration Trust as they set out their ambitious programme of strategic projects in St Helens and across the country, supporting St Helens Council and local communities and businesses.

    I was delighted that so many Parliamentary colleagues came to support the event, particularly Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell.

    It is more important than ever to support our coalfield communities so that high skilled and well-paying jobs are available and health and wellbeing are prioritised.

    You can find out more about the Coalfields Regeneration Trust and the important work they are doing in St Helens here:

    https://www.coalfields-regen.org.uk/where-we-work/england/ See More