‘Early years in Brinsworth made me who I am’ - Prescott

John Prescott and Michael Portillo
John Prescott and Michael Portillo
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My early years in Brinsworth made me who I am, YIBC speaker John Prescott told the Star.

After a gentle stage grilling alongside old political adversary Michael Portillo, he said: “I left there when I was ten. My dad was a railwayman at Masbrough station; we lived on Ellis Street. I have real fondness for Rotherham. It made me what I am.”

Mr Prescott, who now sits in the House of Lords, criticised out-of-town shopping centres for crucifying towns. “It’s a real challenge to get them back on their feet. But Rotherham has a great infrastructure and location. And its great football team gives it confidence.”