Conor McGinn has called on the Government to invest in St Helens North.
Speaking in a House of Commons debate about the regeneration of towns and cities in England, McGinn noted that St Helens had seen huge cuts to local government and plans for investment delayed.
He argued that this lack of capital funds and withdrawal service provision denigrates the status of St Helens and discourages business and constituents.
“With the huge cuts to local government, the proposed closure of the fire station in Parr, plans for a new police station in Newton-le-Willows stalled and now the possibility of the town’s court house closing, it’s clear that Government policies are having an adverse effect on St Helens and its people and will not help our borough thrive.
“We need to see investment from Government is to provide much needed jobs and growth, as well as the retention of key public services in St Helens so that our town does not see its status diminished within the North West region.”