Andrew Gwynne’s New Year message
Friday 30th December 2016 @ 09:50 by Adam Higgins
Denton & Audenshaw News

Denton and Reddish MP Andrew Gwynne has issued a New Year message to his constituents.

The Labour Shadow Minister Without Portfolio recognises the efforts of his constituents throughout the last 12 months and spoke of his pride in representing Tameside.

Mr Gwynne also outlined what he aims to achieve in Parliament during 2017.

Here is the statement in full:

“As we take a moment to look back over the year and what it means for our community, I don’t have to tell you that we face a challenging year ahead.

“With details of the Government’s plans for Brexit still uncertain and with further draconian cuts to local government, community pharmacies and the NHS to come the strong bonds that unite us will be more important than ever.

“I’ve been humbled by the amazing work of charities and community projects across our constituency; by working together you have collectively helped to make Audenshaw, Denton and Dukinfield the great places they are to live in.

“There are too many to mention but ones that immediately spring to mind include: the Ryecroft Hall management committee in Audenshaw, the Friends of Dukinfield Old Hall and the Friends of Denton West End Community Library in Dane Bank, the Friends of Denton Station and their ongoing campaign for a train service to Manchester Victoria, the various Park Friends Groups and Homewatches across the constituency, the local Churches and faith communities who make charities like the St Mary’s Foodbank in Haughton Green happen, and the Denton South Neighbourhood Planning group who are doing fantastic work to make the area an even more pleasant place to live.

“This year I was asked to join Labour’s Shadow Cabinet and in that position you can be confident that I will do all I can to fight this Government to ensure our NHS has a future, that our local services are protected and that the North West gets the best trade and social deals for both businesses and workers outside of the European Union.

“In Parliament you can rest assured that I will continue to stand up for the WASPI women in 2017 as well as continuing to fight for national campaigns like those that seek justice for individuals infected with contaminated blood products.

“It has been a tumultuous year at home and abroad, but you can be confident that as your MP I will always do my best for every member of our community who comes to me with a problem or concern.

“It remains a huge privilege and honour to represent the communities of Audenshaw, Denton, Dukinfield here in Tameside, along with Reddish and the Heatons over the border in Stockport as your MP in Parliament.

“As we look to the future I wish you, and your family and friends a happy and prosperous 2017.”

If you missed Mr Gwynne’s Christmas message, you can read it here.