• Fighting The Tory Power Grab

    Conor is fighting attempts by the Government to use Brexit to give Tory Ministers more powers to make decisions without proper Parliamentary scrutiny. These are the Ministers that have presided over seven years of cuts that have had a devastating impact on St Helens and our public services.

    Now they are seeking a free pass on crucial decisions for St Helens and Merseyside, in what their own backbenchers have labelled an “unprecedented and unnecessary power grab”.

    It’s a cynical move that fools no one. Just this week in Parliament, they voted against maintaining equalities, health and safety and consumer rights, workers’ rights and environmental protections.

    And instead of an orderly exit from the EU, this Government is risking crashing out with no deal, which would be bad for growth, jobs and businesses in St Helens – with up to 300 exporting businesses across the borough set to be hit by new tariffs and extra red tape.

    The UK’s withdrawal from the EU has a fundamental impact on Britain’s place in the world and the future of our democracy. Ministers must get a grip and put communities like ours in St Helens North first.