Member of Parliament for the Makerfield Constituency.
Thursday, 25 November 2010
The campaign to retain the Monaco Ballroom
The decision to remove council subsidy from the famous concert hall has a result of a council wide plan to reduce spending in light of the coalition governments public spending cuts has united campaigners across the political spectrum.
The Monaco is much more than just a concert hall. It holds special memories for so many people - local Hindley Councillor, Jim Talbot met his wife at the Monaco
I know from my postbag that the Monaco holds a special place in the hearts of local people. I have also received emails from across the North West such is the value that people attach to this iconic venue.
It would be a tragedy to see the Monaco close its doors and I want to work with campaigners to keep the venue open.