Labour 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.