The proposed closure of Norris Green Job Centre is absurd and unnecessary but will have an impact that will adversely affect so many of my constituents in Norris Green, Croxteth and beyond.
The plan for current users to go to other centres spread around the city is totally unacceptable as is the decision to close this centre without any consultation whatsoever. Walton MP, Steve Rotheram and I have written to the Secretary of State for Department of Work and Pensions demanding a change of plan.
The Tory government are looking to close the centre without first talking with local residents, Councillors or MPs. Local representatives are meeting the DWP Regional Manager this Friday and he needs to get the message that we won't let this centre go.
Please join me and Norris Green and Croxteth Labour Party at 1pm on Friday 10 March at Norris Green Job Centre, 150 Parthenon Drive, Liverpool L11 5BN, for a protest against the planned closure.
I hope that this series of protests outside the centre, the next one being this Friday at 1pm, helps to show the strength of feeling against this ridiculous decision and encourages DWP to think again.