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The North West needs more affordable housing
13 Nov 2007
Following the North West Housing Forum's launch at the House of Commons, George said "Access to affordable, decent housing is a right, not a privilege, but too many of my constituents are inadequately housed. We need to make sure that we regenerate unused housing and build new homes where appropriate."... click here for the full story and here to read Knowsley Online's coverage.

George calls for a greater role for local communities to tackle anti-social behaviour

8 Nov 2007
In a speech at the launch of the Merseyside Transformers Programme, George calls for more community-led intiatives to tackle anti-social behaviour. Read the full speech here.

I may force an inquiry into the Blues move
Liverpool Echo, Nov 5 2007
Everton's proposed move to a stadium in Kirkby could be taken to a public inquiry by [George]... if he is not satisfied about how potential problems with traffic, anti-social behaviour and housing will be addressed... click here for the full story.

Government scraps outdated rules which cheat pensioners after George tables Parliamentary motion

The People, 28 Oct 2007
The Government is to scrap outdated rules which can cheat pensioners of their first week's payments. Men who've just turned 65 and women of 60 must wait a week for their initial cheque under current law. That means when they die their payments continue for seven pointless days... George Howarth said: "Most people would prefer to receive their pension when alive"... click here for the full story and here to read George's Parliamentary motion.

Trams by 2010
Liverpool Echo, Oct 18 2007
A new deal which could bring trams back to the streets of Merseyside by 2010... click here for the full story.

Merseytram a real possibility
Liverpool Echo, Sep 27 2007
Hopes rose today that the stalled Merseytram project could be back on track... click here for the full story.

Brown's conference speech hits the right notes
Liverpool Echo, Sep 25 2007
George Howarth said: “He showed a lot more of himself than he has ever done before. It was an attractive picture which will appeal to the warm, compassionate instincts of Merseysiders.”... click here for the full story.

Opinion poll was ‘statistically robust’
Liverpool Echo, Aug 11 2007
I believe it is important to listen to the entire community, not just those who shout the loudest.... click to see the full story. More information about the poll and the proposed development can be found here.

Kirkby says yes to Everton
Liverpool Echo, Jul 27 2007
More than half of Kirkby residents want Everton to move to their town, a major poll reveals today. The new independent survey of more than 500 people shows a shift in support.... click for more details of the Liverpool Echo story. The original poll can be seen here.

George speaks out to keep Remploy factory open

Liverpool Echo, Jun 29 2007
A Westminster inquiry has found Merseyside is being discriminated against in the closure of factories employing disabled people.... click for more details.

George opens B&Q’s new-look store
Maghull and Aintree Star, Jun 21 2007
George Howarth MP joined staff to officially open B&Q’s new-look store in Aintree... click for more details.

All Party Parliamentary group visits Liverpool 08
Liverpool Echo, Jun 19 2007
George Howarth, who is chairman of the group, said: “We’re particularly impressed by the community involvement and the emphasis on young people... click for more details.

George critices Uefa's arrangments
Liverpool Echo, Jun 5 2007
Merseyside MPs today called for Uefa spokesman William Gaillard to be sacked.... click for more details.

George calls for central Government support to pay for extra policing
Liverpool Echo, Feb 1 2007
Merseyside MPs have told the government it should pay for extra policing of Liverpool's 2008 European Capital of Culture celebrations.... click for more details.

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