Eagle sisters success in shadow cabinet elections
Angela and Maria Eagle
It is pleasing to see two of our local MPs - the Eagle sisters - elected to serve in the shadow cabinet.
Angela, MP for Wallasey, came joint fourth with Andy Burnham in the entire vote and should therefore be in line for a top job.
Their success will also be useful for Merseyside in having a direct line to the party leader Ed Miliband.
Talking of the strength of the Merseyside voice in parliament, what ever happened to the Conservative's promised minister for Merseyside.
Chris Grayling, former shadow minister for Merseyside, spent many a day visiting the region in the years and months leading to the election. But yet we are still waiting for our very own minister.
The party did not have the success it expected in Merseyside, but Esther McVey did win her seat and would do the job with passion. So why are we still waiting?