Monday, 10 December 2012

Stephen Metcalfe MP takes to the airwaves at Gateway FM

Stephen Metcalfe, local MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock, took to the airwaves on Friday at the award winning Gateway FM studio to give his final interview to the station of 2012.

Based in the heart of Basildon’s Eastgate, Gateway 97.8 FM brings the latest local news, music and community information to its listeners whilst also providing a forum through which hold local politicians to account.

As such, Mr Metcalfe was quizzed on a range of issues including the concerning state of the Basildon Academies, his campaign to secure the pension rights of ex Visteon employees and the current proposals to develop land on Dry Street.

Commenting, Mr Metcalfe said: “It is always a pleasure to come to the Gateway studio. It is a vital medium through which I can discuss a wide range of local concerns and comment on action that is being taken to address these concerns.”

“It is extremely important that I am held to account in this way and I would like to thank all those at Gateway FM for the fantastic service they provide to my constituents. I look forward to visiting the station in the New Year and in the meantime, wish them all the best in the run up to Christmas.”