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Ellesmere Port & Neston MP, Justin Madders has expressed his disappointment after being contacted by constituents who have been notified that their ground-rent will be hiked in the near future, despite an offer being made by Taylor Wimpey to prevent unfair increases.

When they announced a £130m compensation scheme, the housebuilder acknowledged that the contracts were “not consistent with our high standards of customer service and we are sorry for the unintended financial consequence and concern that they are causing”.

The residents were informed of the increases by the current freeholder, E&J Estates. When they queried the planned rise, drawing attention to the Taylor Wimpey offer, E&J told them that they have not yet been contacted, so the increase would still be going ahead.

If implemented, the increase would not only impact on the annual amount repayable, but also on the value of the freehold of the property and the likelihood of a resale. Madders called on Taylor Wimpey to act urgently to prevent already disadvantaged leaseholders from losing out once again.

Commenting, Justin Madders MP said:

“I am extremely disappointed that Taylor Wimpey have done nothing to help my constituents since announcing their compensation scheme several months ago.

“Taylor Wimpey have acknowledged that they got it wrong and seriously let down people who bought their homes in good faith. The fact that leaseholders are still facing huge increases adds insult to injury and is completely unacceptable.

“We need to see urgent action to address this issue. How many times do leaseholders need to be let down before Taylor Wimpey get a grip of the problem?”

“Leaseholders are being let down again by Taylor Wimpey” says MP

Ellesmere Port & Neston MP, Justin Madders has expressed his disappointment after being contacted by constituents who have been notified that their ground-rent will be hiked in the near future,...

Ellesmere Port & Neston MP, Justin Madders has written to the Education Secretary, Justine Greening to demand action after the University Church of England Academy in Ellesmere Port received its second ‘Inadequate’ Ofsted inspection in four years.

He has called for responsibility for the school to be removed from the University of Chester Academies Trust and returned to Cheshire West and Chester Council.

Commenting, Justin Madders said:

“I am extremely disappointed that parents and children in Ellesmere Port have been failed yet again following a second ‘Inadequate’ report in just four years.

What concerns me most is the fact that the University of Chester Academies Trust has shown itself to be completely incapable of turning struggling schools around. I do not believe that they have learned anything at all from a succession of poor reports into the schools that they lead and I am left with no confidence in their continued leadership of the Academy in Ellesmere Port.

“I know that there are a number of excellent and very committed teachers at the school, who are working extremely hard and doing their best for the children that they teach. Sadly, they have been let down by frankly indefensible failings in leadership. We were very fortunate to receive significant investment in a newly built school, but modern buildings are not enough if standard of teaching within it is not up to scratch.

“Enough is enough –children in Ellesmere Port deserve better- I believe that the time has come for the Government to intervene and oversee some significant changes in the way that the school is led, including returning it to the Local Authority.”

MP calls for action following ‘Inadequate’ Academy report

Ellesmere Port & Neston MP, Justin Madders has written to the Education Secretary, Justine Greening to demand action after the University Church of England Academy in Ellesmere Port received its...

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Labour’s Justin Madders, a Shadow Health Minister learned about life on the front-line in the NHS when he shadowed a Receptionist at the Great Sutton Medical Centre on Tuesday 30th May.

While he heaped praise on the staff, who he said dealt with “an incredible level of demand,” he also again called for greater investment in primary care, claiming that “GP services are being stretched to breaking point.”

The GP Forward View (GPFV) published in 2016 promised 5,000 more GPs by 2020, but the number of GPs overall is falling. Nationally, 92 practices closed in 2016, up 114% on GP surgery closures in 2014. The number of GPs fell by more than 400 between October and December 2016 alone.

As well as calling for greater investment in General Practice, Madders also called for a Community Pharmacy services to be strengthened, including providing a wider range of services.

Commenting, Ellesmere Port & Neston Labour Candidate, Justin Madders said:

“During my time at Great Sutton Medical Centre, I saw extremely hardworking staff dealing with incredible levels of demand.

“It is clear that urgent action needs to be taken, both to reverse the falling numbers of GPs that we are seeing under this Conservative government and also to strengthen Community Pharmacies. Both of these services have been undervalued for too far long – if Jeremy Hunt spent some time on the front-line, he’d learn that for himself.

“I am always keen to spend time on the job seeing the reality of the situation that our public servants face and trying to better understand how we might make improvements.”

“GP services stretched to breaking point” says Labour’s Justin Madders

Labour’s Justin Madders, a Shadow Health Minister learned about life on the front-line in the NHS when he shadowed a Receptionist at the Great Sutton Medical Centre on Tuesday 30th...


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