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Latest on turmoil in Labour party after Brexit vote


Latest moves involving North West Labour MPs following Brexit vote

Appointments confirmed by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in his reshuffle today included Rebecca Long-Bailey, MP for Salford and Eccles, as Chief Secretary to the Treasury.

Rebecca Long-Bailey Credit: @RLong_Bailey MP

Cat Smith, MP for Lancaster & Fleetwood is the new shadow voter engagement and youth affairs minister

Cat Smith MP Credit: @CatSmithMP

Makerfield MP resigns from Labour shadow cabinet

MP for Makerfield Yvonne Fovargue has resigned from Labour's frontbench as shadow minister for consumer affairs and science.

Jeremy Corbyn is due to meet with the Parliamentary Labour Party tonight amid a wave of shadow cabinet resignations.

Nineteen Labour MPs have been either been sacked or resigned from their positions in the party in protest at his leadership so far.

A final farewell for Brave Sam

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The funeral of a Merseyside schoolboy who inspired thousands to sign up to the bone marrow register will take place later in his hometown of Ainsdale, Southport.

12 year old Sam Wright was born with a rare genetic illness that tragically claimed the life of his older sister Ella in 2009.

His family campaigned for years to find a donor. Hundred's of friends and relatives including those from Sam's school are expected to turn out to say goodbye.

Sam's family and friends have encouraged thousands of people to sign up to the Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Register:


Fleetwood RNLI volunteers welcome their state-of-the-art new lifeboat

Fleetwood's RNLI volunteers are set for a new era of lifesaving with the arrival of their new lifeboat.

The £2.2 boat provides the town with one of the fastest vessels in the RNLI fleet.

It's been named Kenneth James Pierpoint, a Royal Air Force pilot who died aged just 20 in August 1942.

The purchase of the boat was only made possible thanks to a donation to the RNLI in Kenneth's memory by his sister Kathleen Mary Pierpoint.

RAF pilot Kenneth James Pierpoint, who died in 1942. His sister Kathleen left a legacy to the RNLI which is funding Fleetwood’s next lifeboat, named in honour of Kenneth. Credit: RNLI

Fleetwood's last lifeboat, named William Street, has been in service since 1989.

In that time, crews have carried out 528 rescues, and saved the lives of hundreds of people.

"The Shannon is capable of speeds of 25 knots, almost 50 per cent faster than our current lifeboat, and is more manoeuvrable.

"That means our crew will reach casualties more quickly and effectively, increasing the chance of saving their lives."

– Dave Eccles, Fleetwood RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager
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