Council figures show Southport MP 'engages more' on behalf of residents compared to other MPs

Council figures show Southport MP 'engages more' on behalf of residents compared to other MPs

by Tom Martin (July 2022)

FIGURES from Sefton Council show that Southport MP Damien Moore “engages” with the local authority more often compared to the two other Sefton-based MPs.

Official data from the council shows that Mr Moore submitted 317 formal enquiries on behalf of his constituents to the council between 1st April 2021 and 31st March 2022, compared to 93 from Sefton Central MP Bill Esterson and 50 from Bootle MP Peter Dowd.

Mr Moore said each enquiry typically represents a piece of complex casework on behalf of a constituent, rather than the “thousands of routine emails” sent across the same period.

This year’s figures build on those for last year, when official figures showed that Mr Moore submitted 214 enquiries in the period 23 March 2020 to 29 April 2021, compared to 49 for Bill Esteron MP and 38 for Peter Dowd MP.

Mr Moore said: “It is a regretful that the Labour-dominated Sefton Council seem to persist in failing to support Southport and its hard-working residents.

“I will not take lightly any attempt to treat Southport’s residents as in any way inferior or less deserving of the Council’s attention than those residents from Bootle and elsewhere in Sefton.

“Southport deserves better local Governance, and I will continue doing everything I can to stand up for our local community and for local families.”



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