Liverpool Lib Dem key wards candidates for South Liverpool from l to r Steve Brauner (Allerton Hunts Cross); Carole Storey (Childwall); Kris Brown (Woolton); Some old bloke who gegged in to the photo; Alisha Lewis (Mossley Hill); Liz Makinson (Church); Norman Mills (Cressington)
Liverpool Lib Dems have now completed our selection process for our 6 key wards in South Liverpool and have chosen a great mix of experienced campaigners and former councillors and new blood all of them full of initiative and vigour. Our key ward selections in Central and North Liverpool will be completed in the next three weeks and they will be announced by the end of October. Lib Dems will be fielding a full slate of candidates for all of Liverpool’s 30 wards next year.
The 6 candidates adopted on Friday are:
Allerton/Hunts Cross: Steve Brauner. This is Steve’s first time as a candidate but he has been closely involved in Liverpool’s political scene having been a reporter at the Liverpool Post and Echo for many years. He is now a media relations manager.
Church: Liz Makinson. Liz has been actively involved in Church Ward for more than 20 years and is now able to stand for the council following her early retirement as a teacher. She hopes to join her husband, Andrew Makinson on the Council where is the Lib Dems Deputy Leader.
Childwall: Carole Storey. Carole was a Lib Dem Member of the former Merseyside County Council representing Anfield for 5 years in the 80’s. She has a huge experience of the Council being the wife of former council Leader, (Lord) Mike Storey. She is a former Lady Mayoress of the City.
Cressington: Norman Mills. Norman was a Councillor representing the West Derby Ward for more than 20 years. A retired social worker from Cheshire Norman hopes to concentrate on the huge problems of social care in the city if elected.
Mossley Hill: Alisha Lewis. Alisha is an undergraduate at Liverpool University where she is chair of the Liverpool Young Liberals. Alisha knows Mossley Hill well and heads up the Lib Dems social media campaigning.
Woolton: Kris Brown. Kris was the agent for the Woolton Ward last year when the Lib Dems swept Labour out in the ward and gave us a convincing majority. Kris chairs the Liverpool Party and joined the Lib Dems from Labour in 2011.
I was impressed by the compassion for our city and its problems when they addressed the selection meeting. They, like our existing 4 councillors, are determined to push back Joe Anderson’s Labour Party and bring safe and sensible government to our City. Every Lib Dem Councillor elected next May will be another vote inside the council for scrutiny and challenge to the barmy ways of Anderson and his mates with major failures in governance, due diligence; the St John’s Market; property speculation and the William Brown Street Festival.