Liverpool’s Spare Mayor needs to get a grip on a situation where we are spending about £20,000 a month for an employee to do nothing
At the budget meeting of the Council in March the Lib Dems moved a motion to cut the costs of the political and managerial leadership team by almost £500,000. We argued that Liverpool did not need a Mayor with the coming of the City Region Mayor and that because of the fact that much strategic activity would be undertaken by the City Region we did not need a Chief Executive either.
Time has proved us right. We clearly now have a ‘Spare Mayor’ watching and fuming as Mayor Rotheram, quite rightly, takes the lead on key strategic issues. We have managed with out a Chief Executive for 3 months and it looks as if we will need to manage without a Chief Executive for another three months.
We cannot have a situation where we treat one member of staff one way and all other members of staff another way. We cannot have a situation any longer where only 3 of the top 6 managerial posts are filled with permanent and working appointees If Spare Mayor Anderson does not act the Labour Party must for the good of our City
This is the press statement we issued earlier today when we heard about the further three months bail period for Mr Fitzgerald: