New Liverpool MP Ian Byrne made a strong start to his parliamentary career by co-authoring a parliamentary motion to ban the S*n – hated and boycotted on Merseyside for its smears against Hillsborough victims – from the parliamentary estate that was supported by other Liverpool MPs.
Byrne – one of Labour’s most authentically working-class MPs, who also founded and helps run the excellent Fans Supporting Foodbanks – has also just announced that Everton ward in north Liverpool has asked him to stay on as a councillor for the ward until May.
Byrne says he will donate his monthly councillor’s allowance to the Vauxhall Law Centre, which provides free legal advice to families facing problems with debt, housing and benefits:
At a time when Labour needs to reconnect with its working-class heartlands and some of its senior MPs are displaying no clue where to start, it’s good to know that some parts of the party have never lost touch.
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