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The government have announced a review into the selling of leasehold properties following a campaign to highlight the scandal of huge leasehold bills.

I am pleased that the government is proposing scrapping the sale of leasehold properties for new-builds in the future, but I am concerned about the many families who are already stuck with these scandalous rip-off charges. Thousands of homeowners, including hundreds in Heywood and Middleton who have been in touch with me in recent months, are already in homes which are virtually impossible to sell thanks to huge and ever-increasing leasehold bills.

I will be responding to the consultation to urge action to protect existing leaseholders, and I call on as many people as possible to send this message to the government.

Extortionate leasehold charges are proving to be the PPI of the housebuilding industry and the sooner the rip-off ends the better.

The consultation runs until September 19th and you can read the full consultation paper by clicking here.

Responses can be completed online by clicking here or emailed to LeaseholdHousesConsultation@communities.gsi.gov.uk.

 

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Leasehold rip-off must end

The government have announced a review into the selling of leasehold properties following a campaign to highlight the scandal of huge leasehold bills.

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Liz McInnes has announced she will be accepting donations to a local foodbank at her Heywood office in a bid to help raise awareness and support for the charity.

Heywood St Vincent de Paul Society foodbank helps to provide food and other essential items to local people in desperate need of support, and Father Daly of St Joseph’s Church, Heywood, has welcomed Liz’s support.

Father Daly says: “It's a sad fact of life in our town that many families and individuals need support from our Foodbank to make ends meet.  The generosity of Heywood people is superb. Families, individuals, shops, schools, churches donate so generously. Heywood Foodbank is so grateful to Liz McInnes MP for allowing people to drop off donations at her constituency office.”

Liz McInnes MP says: “I am pleased to be able to help the Foodbank in any way I can, and I hope that offering to accept donations at my office may make it easier for some people to drop off donations, or at the very least will help to raise awareness of the charity and its invaluable work. I think we can all agree that it is shameful that we need Foodbanks in this day and age, but for as long as we do need them we should all be incredibly grateful for the generosity and hard work of Father Daly and the many other volunteers who help those in need.”

 

Items can be dropped off at the office of Liz McInnes MP at 45 York Street, Heywood, OL10 4NN on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10am and 12pm. For more information about the Foodbank or to find out more about how you can help, contact Father Paul Daly at St Joseph’s Church on 01706 369777.

Heywood foodbank needs our support

  Liz McInnes has announced she will be accepting donations to a local foodbank at her Heywood office in a bid to help raise awareness and support for the charity....

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Liz McInnes, Member of Parliament for Heywood and Middleton, has written to the Prime Minister to ask about funding for Greater Manchester in the wake of the government’s £1 billion deal with Northern Ireland.

The Conservatives, who lost their majority in the recent general election, have agreed a ‘confidence and supply’ arrangement with Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). In return for their support in parliament the government will provide £1 billion of investment to Northern Ireland over the next two years.

Liz McInnes MP says: “Lots of residents have been asking me about the Tory agreement with the DUP and particularly the £1 billion being given to Northern Ireland as part of the deal. I’ve been asked if it’s a ‘bribe’ or a ‘pay-off’ in return for votes and I think it’s only fair that the Prime Minister is asked to respond to these concerns.

People have also been asking me when we can expect a similar level of funding. Here in Heywood and Middleton and the Greater Manchester region under the Tories we’ve suffered huge cuts to police, fire and rescue, the NHS, social care and schools, and £1 billion of investment would make an incredible difference to our public services and life in the region. Theresa May told us during the election that ‘there is no magic money tree’, but she appears to have found one now after all. I want Greater Manchester to get our fair share.”

Full text of Liz’s letter to the Prime Minister:

Dear Prime Minister,

The Conservative deal with the DUP

I have been contacted by many constituents regarding the deal your government has struck with the DUP. My constituents are understandably confused and somewhat angry about the deal and have raised the following questions with me.

Firstly, residents ask me if the £1billion for Northern Ireland amounts to a ‘bribe’ for votes?

Secondly, where is this money coming from given that you told a nurse during the election campaign that “there is no magic money tree”?

Thirdly, Greater Manchester has suffered huge cuts to government funding in the last 7 years, including having more than £140 million taken from Greater Manchester Police and £30 million from Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue. We have an urgent need for investment in our local schools, our NHS, our social care services, local transport and infrastructure. When can our region expect our fair share of the ‘magic money tree’ that appears to have been found?

I look forward to hearing from you.

Where's our £1 billion?

Liz McInnes, Member of Parliament for Heywood and Middleton, has written to the Prime Minister to ask about funding for Greater Manchester in the wake of the government’s £1 billion...

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