Conor McGinn is MP for St Helens North

What has Conor McGinn been up to today?

Conor McGinn is MP for St Helens North and a member of the Labour party.

Conor McGinn has 18247 followers on Twitter.

The Tories are failing families and denying our kids opportunities that help them thrive.

While Tory leadership candidates compete to damage our country, Labour would be putting money in families’ pockets — tackling the cost of living crisis right now.

ICYMI: It's #LoveParks Week.

In St Helens, we’re proud to have some of the region's best parks & outdoor spaces here. That includes Green Flag Award-winning Victoria Park!

Let's respect & look after our greenspace so we can all use it all year round.

https://www.sthelens.gov.uk/article/1928/Parks-playgrounds-and-open-spaces

Projections of recession, rising inflation and unemployment are devastating.

12 years of Tory failure have left us with weak growth & falling living standards.

Without urgent action families and pensioners now face a dark winter of impossible choices between eating & heating.

Visit https://www.sthelens.gov.uk/sthelenstogether for information on the different types of support you may be able to access to help with the #CostOfLiving, including:

💷 Cost of living payments from @DWP
💷 £400 energy bills support scheme
💷 Household Support Fund

#StHelensTogether

Hundreds of us gathered for Mass in Cricklewood to celebrate the life of Proinnsias Redican before his final journey home to Leitrim.

A highly respected & good man who gave decades of service to our Gaelic Athletic Association & Irish people in London.

https://www.shannonside.ie/amp/news/london-gaa-leads-tributes-to-leitrims-proinnsias-redican-who-has-passed-away-208011

Sky-high inflation, rocketing energy bills & Bank of England warnings of recession on the horizon.

Whichever continuity candidate wins, their low-growth, low-wage plans won’t fix the damage caused by 12 years of Tory rule.

Only Labour can provide the fresh start Britain needs.

Tomorrow is Cycle To Work Day.

Whether you’re a seasoned commuter or starting out, getting to work on two wheels can benefit your mind, body & our environment.

And in St Helens, we're investing to make cycling easier & better than ever.

Find out how 👇
https://www.sthelensstar.co.uk/news/19650175.big-investment-strengthen-cycling-routes-st-helens/

Everyone’s talking about the brilliant #lionesses this week but did you know that a pioneer of women’s footballwas from St Helens? Join us at 11am this Saturday for our FREE story time where we will be reading ‘Trailblazer: Lily Parr, The Unstoppable Star of Women’s Football’ ⚽️

Labour MP Shabana Mahmood says the Tory leadership contest has 'exposed the joke that Levelling Up has become' with the policy 'not really featured' in policies being put forward by the candidates.

@NickFerrariLBC | @ShabanaMahmood

The worst crisis in the NHS’s history.

The Government can’t even meet its own targets for eliminating TWO YEAR waits.

The longer the Conservatives are in power, the longer patients will wait.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/aug/03/ministers-admit-they-will-break-nhs-pledge-on-hospital-waiting-times

This week is #LoveParks Week.

In St Helens, we’re proud to have some of the region's best parks & outdoor spaces here. That includes Green Flag Award-winning Victoria Park!

Let's respect & look after our greenspace so we can all use it all year round.

https://www.sthelens.gov.uk/article/1928/Parks-playgrounds-and-open-spaces

Today @LucyMPowell and I met with @DaveWardGS @CWU_AndyKerr as BT Group workers strike for the first time in 35 years.

BT made £1.3bn, gave £750m to shareholders, and handed their CEO a 32% pay rise. Time for them to get around the table with @CWUnews and agree a fair pay deal.

Britain is stuck thanks to a succession of Tory governments.

As leader of the Labour Party, I’m focused on getting us into power.

Only then can we deliver the change that trade unions and working people want and need.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/labour-must-go-party-protest-27618354

ICYMI: The ambitious Glass Futures project we're working on locally is an industry game-changer that is bringing big benefits to our people, economy & environment.

St Helens: leading the world in innovation, yet again.
https://www.glass-futures.org/

It was a pleasure to profile 7 Trade Union leaders of Irish heritage for @theirishpost this week

The bonds between the Irish community & Trade Union movement are a source of immense pride, rooted in shared values & experience

Have a read, support the community, buy the paper 🗞

The #CostOfLivingCrisis is hitting households hard.

The Govt could have taken action on the fertiliser crisis, on the CO2 crisis or on the labour crisis.

But instead, inflation is rising, people are going hungry and food is rotting in the fields.

Britain needs a fresh start.

Compare and contrast:

While the Tories' investment allowance hands back billions to oil and gas producers, they refuse to act as the cost of living crisis grows.

Only Labour can build a stronger, fairer economy and tackle the cost of living crisis.

📰 The site of a demolished multistorey carpark in St Helens town centre will be transformed into a vibrant city-style leisure hub after planning permission was granted for up to seven-years.

Full story here: https://tinyurl.com/2p8cuw4k

We know times are hard with the cost of living on the rise.

To help with this several services are attending library events across the borough to provide advice and information on what support may be available to help with household bills.

Read more https://orlo.uk/ckZcF

The ambitious Glass Futures project we're working on locally is an industry game-changer that is bringing big benefits to our people, economy & environment.

St Helens: leading the world in innovation, yet again.
https://www.glass-futures.org/

Outline plans transforming Earlestown town centre have been approved!

They include works to prepare for the transformation of Market Square and revamped public spaces linking Market Square to Earlestown Rail Station.

See more on the plans here: https://orlo.uk/34Z0S

Really productive roundtable with @Keir_Starmer & a host of partners to discuss the issue of #VAWG - the challenges, work being done here to prevent and tackle it & what more needs to be done.

Early intervention, sustainable funding & increased support for victims all critical.

This leadership contest is a scrap between political lightweights.

The big hitters in town are @Keir_Starmer and @RachelReevesMP.

And @UKLabour is going to land a knockout blow on whoever emerges from the latest Tory debacle.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/tory-leadership-debate-scrap-between-27575759

Very sad news.

David Trimble was a towering figure of Northern Ireland and British politics as one of the key authors of the Good Friday Agreement, the first First Minister and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.

My thoughts are with Lady Trimble and their family. https://twitter.com/BBCBreaking/status/1551639651462615043

BBC Breaking News @BBCBreaking

Former Northern Ireland first minister David Trimble, who was instrumental in the negotiation of the Good Friday Agreement, dies

https://bbc.in/3otKcY3

Eurovision is an event that’s made for the city of Liverpool.

🎵 UNESCO City of Music
🎸 Home to The Beatles
🏟 Arena capacity
🏨 Hotel capacity
🏙 A beautiful skyline
🎭 Hospitality and culture
✈️ Well connected

Please VOTE for Liverpool: https://eurovisionworld.com/esc/eurovision-2023-if-in-the-united-kingdom-then-in-which-city

ICYMI: St Helens glass has always been the best in Britain.

British glass is the best in the world.

Let’s keep it that way, and let us shout it from the rooftops 👇
https://www.sthelensstar.co.uk/news/20292835.st-helens-mp-outlines-towns-pivotal-role-glass-industry-debate/

Looking forward being back with you this afternoon from 2 @bbcmerseyside with @Keir_Starmer from 5 taking your calls with @chamiltonbbc 0800 731 9333

Last night was pretty special. It felt like the whole of St Helens turned out to see & sing in the rain with Paul Heaton & our own Jacqui Abbott at the home of Saints.

20,000 people in our town at a brilliant gig in our top class stadium. We did it. We can do it.

I’m delighted to have been re-elected to the Executive Committee of the British-American Parliamentary Group.

The group brings together legislators from both sides of the Atlantic to strengthen ties & friendship between the UK and the USA.

http://www.bapg.org.uk/

📝 What took Michael Gove so long to click? @ThangamMP and I have been telling the government for months that the government simply isn’t functioning as it should.

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St Helens glass has always been the best in Britain.

British glass is the best in the world.

Let’s keep it that way, and let us shout it from the rooftops 👇
https://www.sthelensstar.co.uk/news/20292835.st-helens-mp-outlines-towns-pivotal-role-glass-industry-debate/

The Public Advocacy Bill would be a lasting legacy for the 97 lost in the Hillsborough disaster.

It would give real protections to victims & families of future public disasters.

I commend @mariaeaglemp in bringing this bill to the chamber & hope it progresses further.

"Pilks remains a byword for excellence and innovation" @ConorMcGinn

It was great to have our industry brought to the forefront of the discussion in the @HouseofCommons Thursday 14th July.

Watch the debate back at https://bit.ly/3v4VpSA

.@ConorMcGinn highlighted St Helens' pivotal role in the industry in the debate
https://www.sthelensstar.co.uk/news/20292835.st-helens-mp-outlines-towns-pivotal-role-glass-industry-debate/

There are just two Tory leadership candidates left.

But it doesn’t matter which one of them wins.

Both stood with Boris Johnson’s corrupt government through the law-breaking and lies.

Neither have a plan for economic growth.

We need a Labour government.

The choice to be the next Tory leader is down to the two continuity candidates.

Both Truss and Sunak are stooges of the Johnson administration whose fingerprints are all over the state the country finds itself in today.

ICYMI: Great to visit Brownlow Utilities, a successful St Helens-based company that helps businesses manage energy costs & meet their sustainability goals.

We discussed the impact of rising prices on businesses, groups & residents locally & nationally.
https://brownlowutilities.co.uk/

With very high temperatures expected in the borough during the next few days, we're providing extra resources to help ensure our services keep running normally as far as possible. If you need to contact us over an issue though you can get in touch via https://orlo.uk/W5fBc

ICYMI: I really enjoyed my visit to @StHBookStop, where I met with staff, trustees & visitors

Owned by, and run for, our St Helens community: our local, independent bookshop.
https://www.sthelensbookstop.co.uk/

Every single Tory leadership candidate has been part of a decade of failure, running public services down and overseeing soaring child poverty.

Now they’re focused on an arms race on tax cuts, not improving our public services.

The only choice for change is a Labour government.

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