Alfie Hincks, the former KEIOC secretary took part in a meeting on the evening of Friday 8th May, 2007 with Kirkby Residents Action Group. Also in attendance was George Howarth, MP for Knowsley North & Sefton east. George went to great lengths to explain his role to date and also his impartially. He had a very uncomfortable evening and managed to avoid answering most of the questions.

On our behalf, Alfie asked him would he be willing to follow the line taken by the other local Labour MPs and the candidates for the deputy Leadership contest and to pledge his support to the Keep Everton in Our city group. You may well be surprised to learn that we did indeed receive a negative response. As a group we would urge all Evertonians who live within his constituency to attend his surgeries and articulate the argument.