Wallasey Riverside Wards include parts of Egremont, New Brighton, Seacombe, Somerville, and Poulton. So that you will know as much as possible about the Labour Councillors you elected, and other key members of the Action Team, we will set out below something of their backgrounds and interests.
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Labour campaigner Robbie Gregson has been taking time out from his university studies to deliver the Labour Party’s leaftlets that are popping through New Brighton letterboxes just now. A former college tutor, Robbie is presently increasing his academic profile by studying, as a mature student, for a degree in Criminal Justice.
Before returning to education he worked with disadvantaged 16 – 19 year olds teaching construction industry skills. Ater a long career in the construction industry Robbie became a full time official with the GMB trade union, so he is particularly well placed with a wealth of experience, and advocacy skills, to help his ward colleagues Cllrs Pat Glasman and Pat Hackett in representing residents’ interests.
Robbie enjoys community-based work as it gives him the opportunity to actively engage with local residents in our diverse community. He is currently employed by a national charity to help wean people off smoking. He holds dear the principles of equality and diversity and he is proud to work in New Brighton with the Labour party.
Robbie has two children who both attend local secondary schools and is engaged to Julia, a schoolteacher. When he is not out campaigning around New Brighton Robbie enjoys studying, painting, and debating current affairs with friends and family.
Councillor Pat Hackett
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Pat is presently the Manager of New Brighton Community Centre, a central hub of Community activity, and meets the public continually. He was a local school governor at Ss Peter & Paul’s, his own old school, for many years. In the past he has chaired the Friends of Rake Lane Cemetery, and the New Brighton/Wallasey Area Forum. At present he is a member of the Vale Park Committee and has served as a Cabinet Member of the Council. A prominent Wirral Councillor from 1994 to 2008 he was re-elected in May 2011 for a further four years.
But Pat has not only served as a committee-man, he has been very much at the heart of so much of the action that delivered the regeneration of New Brighton that brought so much needed development – with more on the way. Following the success of the £70 million of regeneration already achieved Pat is determined not to lose the momentum asNew Brightonis re-born as a premier seaside resort. He intends to build on the £1 million Pride in our Promenades initiative between Seacombe andNew Brighton; the £600,000 re-vamp of theSeabank Roadshopping area; and the £30,000 investments in security atRakeLaneCemetery.
A keen sportsman Pat was involved closely as a leading figure in the revamping the Tower Grounds football pitches and changing rooms which saw money raised by the local community with an annual carnival on the Tower for many years. As well as playing for various Wallasey Teams in his youth Pat went on for a decade more running junior and adult football teams.
Pat is married to Elaine, his childhood sweetheart. They have one son, Daniel, who is currently a student at LJMU –LiverpoolJohnMooresUniversity.