Ian Lucas MP

Member of Parliament for Wrexham

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The work Wrexham Football Club have done to improve access to their stadium has been recognised in a Commons report.

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The Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee – which I serve on – released the report today.

You can see it here: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201617/cmselect/cmcumeds/62/6202.htm

Wrexham and its Disabled Supporters’ Association have shown the way forward for clubs in making their grounds accessible. Organisations such as Level Playing Field note the excellent work the club has done in their evidence to the report– and the club was even cited by the Minister for Disabled People in his evidence as having inspired the work of his local club to include supporters.

Sadly, the excellent work being done at Wrexham is not being followed across the country and our report contains evidence that Premier League clubs – who should be leading on this issue – are failing their supporters.

The report notes that it is in the interests of these clubs to make their matches accessible to their supporters – supporters who love their sports and who are not asking for vast, expensive changes.

Those supporters deserve to see action and our report notes that the Equality and Human Rights Commission are considering legal action against those clubs failing their supporters – something which we support.

Wrexham DSA lead the way

The work Wrexham Football Club have done to improve access to their stadium has been recognised in a Commons report.

I have asked Minsters, once more, to commit to transport investment in North Wales.

 

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Securing cross-border transport is vital. Transport Ministers were reminded of the need for investment by MPs in neighbouring constituencies in England and Wales during questions in the Commons today as both I and Chester MP Chris Matheson were among MPs who raised the issue.

I asked Ministers to follow the lead of the Welsh Government and invest in North Wales.

The Welsh Government has invested locally in cross-border transport projects and I am pleased that the Wrexham to Chester line work is set to complete in April of this year - albeit late.

We all understand that infrastructure projects take time – but they also need political will, Ministerial backing, and most importantly, investment. There is cross-party support for investment in North Wales and North West England – and we will keep pushing Ministers to put their money where their mouth is.

Invest in North Wales transport

I have asked Minsters, once more, to commit to transport investment in North Wales.  

I’ve called on Dee Valley Water shareholders to stand up for local people – not multi-million pound executives.

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I’ve also condemned the multi-million pound salary of the Chief Executive of Severn Trent Water, who are bidding to take over Dee Valley Water at a shareholder meeting tomorrow.

Severn Trent Chief executive Liv Garfield was paid £2.4 million basic salary in the last year. We want to see the money we pay in water bills invested locally, rather than funding inflated salaries for executives who have no links to the region.

I know that there are local shareholders in Dee Valley Water, and it is hugely important that they turn up to the shareholder’s meeting at the Ramada in Wrexham tomorrow, vote, and make their voice heard.

I am calling on all shareholders to do the right thing – we know that one of these bids will take control away from a successful local company and threaten hundreds of jobs in our region. I would ask all of those people who are voting on these bids to bear in mind the effect their vote will have, and for all those who support Dee Valley and do not want to see it taken over by Severn Trent to turn up, stand up and vote.

Dee Valley shareholders must stand up for local people

I’ve called on Dee Valley Water shareholders to stand up for local people – not multi-million pound executives.


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