This is what we're doing to help Wallasey and Moreton get through the pandemic.
Local Conservative Councillors and campaigners are focused on supporting our local communities across Wallasey and Moreton. If you need help, and the information on this page is not what you are looking for, follow this link
£200 million extra for Wirral (so far):
Since the start of the pandemic, Wirral Council has received £200 million. This has been used to support small businesses, families, community groups and individuals most affected. You can see how that money has been used here
Vaccinating the most vulnerable first:
So far, more than eight million people in the UK have received the vaccination. This is one of the highest levels in the world but there is still a long way to go.
The vaccines, including those produced by Pfizer and Oxford/Astrazeneca are being given to sections of the population in stages, starting with those most at risk, such as people living in care homes. You can read more about the vaccination programme here
Supporting children and students to keep learning:
In June, almost 1,200 free laptops were distributed to schools in Wirral, as well as 200 4G routers to help those without internet access to get online. A further 1,800 have been received so far this term.
Now, many of the UK's phone networks are also increasing data, in a deal with the Department for Education. Read more on that here
Helping those who have been hardest hit:
Following the campaign by footballer Marcus Rashford MBE, Wirral Council received an extra £1.2 million to support those who have been hardest hit by the effects of the pandemic.
You can find out details of how to access that support, via the community groups and organisations the council is working with via this link.
For more information on what is being done to support those who are affected financially, click here
Protecting as many jobs and local businesses as possible:
Part of the money that Wirral Council has received from the Government is for supporting local businesses and protecting jobs here in Wallasey and Moreton.
Current national lockdown restrictions in England, say: “You must not leave, or be outside of your home except where necessary”. The Government’s view is that these restrictions do not support door to door campaigning or leafleting by individual political party activists.
In order to reduce transmission of covid-19 infection, door to door campaigning at this point in time is therefore not considered essential or necessary activity. Read the advice here. Local Conservatives in the Wallasey Constituency will only be undertaking activity that is permitted under this guidance: email, social media, phone and items delivered by Royal Mail. No volunteers or party activists will be asked to campaign door to door during this time.
© Ian Lewis 2021