Older people voice views with MP

The Voice staged a well attended question and answer session with MP Robert Goodwill at Westborough Methodist Church Hall. 120466
The Voice staged a well attended question and answer session with MP Robert Goodwill at Westborough Methodist Church Hall. 120466

SCARBOROUGH’S MP was put in the hot seat over older people’s issues after being invited to be the guest speaker at a local event.

Robert Goodwill took centre stage at a well attended question and answer session organised by Scarborough Voice.

The Voice staged a well attended question and answer session with MP Robert Goodwill at Westborough Methodist Church Hall. 120466 Picture by Dave Kettlewell.'27/01/2012

The Voice staged a well attended question and answer session with MP Robert Goodwill at Westborough Methodist Church Hall. 120466 Picture by Dave Kettlewell.'27/01/2012

The Older People’s forum, which holds meetings every months, invited the MP to answer members’ questions.

Audrey Cook, chairman of Scarborough Voice, said: “The event went very well, and was very well attended as we had around 80 people which is better than average.

“People were very happy with Mr Goodwill’s responses, and I think he was very agreeable. He even stayed later to talk to people about any personal matters they had.”

Mr Goodwill told the forum about his jobs in the Whips office, before being asked questions by the audience.

The group talked about fishing quotas and bankers bonuses as well as tackling local issues such as concessionary fares regarding the Park and Ride.

The next meeting of the Voice will be held on February 15 when a representative of Advocacy Alliance will be giving a talk.