Lib Dems fight every seat in Liverpool


Me with some of our key ward candidates, Steve Brauner (Allerton/Hunts Cross), Carole Storey (Childwall), Kris Brown (Woolton), Alisha Lewis (Mossley Hill), Liz Makinson (Church) and Norman Mills (Cressington)

With nominations about to close tomorrow the Lib Dems have already submitted nomination papers for all 31 seats available in Liverpool. For the first time in more than a decade Liverpool Lib Dems will have a candidate for every seat including the second seat in Knotty Ash caused by the last-minute resignation of a Labour Councillor.

Cllr Richard Kemp, the Lib Dem Leader in Liverpool says, “In this team we have quality as well as quantity and the number of new candidates, more than half, is a direct response to the more than doubling of membership in Liverpool since 2015. We now have more members than we did when we controlled the Council and have people ready for next year in the seats we expect to win this year.

At the last elections in 2016 we doubled our number of seats from 2 to 4 and expect to more than double them again on May 3. Of course, that will not mean we control the Council but every vote cast and every seat gained will enable us to improve our ability to hold Mayor Anderson’s Labour Party to account on behalf of the people of Liverpool”.

Some details of our team for May 3rd

  • Half of all candidates are under the age of 35, with Alisha Lewis, 20, the youngest of all candidates standing at the local elections in Liverpool.
  • Half of our target seat candidates are women.
  • There are 3 Doctors – Dr Richard Benthall, Dr. Chris Collins and Dr Fiona McBride.
  • Graham Hughes – Knotty Ash – is a Guinness World record holder for travelling round the world without a plane and founded global scouse day.  He joins us from Labour. As has Dr. Richard Bentall.
  • Alex Cotrell, in Picton Ward is a local musician who plays in 3 bands.
  • More than half of candidates are first time candidates.
  • 5 candidates are former councillors
  • Wiebke Rutejans is a German National and Joe Slupsky is a Canadian National
  • A number of candidates are from an LGBT community.

The full list of candidates is:

Allerton and Hunts Cross Steve Brauner
Anfield Wiebke Ruterjans
Belle Vale Steve Atkinson
Central Greg Howard
Childwall Carole Storey
Church Liz Makinson
Clubmoor Paul Childs
County Rob McAllister-Bell
Cressington Norman Mills
Croxteth Richard Bentall
Everton Nick Sawyer
Fazakerley Joe Slupsky
Greenbank Fiona McBride
Kensington and Fairfield Bill Barrow
Kirkdale Mike McAllister-Bell
Knotty Ash (x2) Graham Hughes, Gerard Thompson
Mossley Hill Alisha Lewis
Norris Green Sam Buist
Old Swan Chris Colllins
Picton Alex Cottrell
Princes Park Tom Sebire
Riverside Anna McCracken
Speke-Garston Alan Tormey
St Michael’s Norman Darbyshire
Tuebrook and Stoneycroft Pat Moloney
Warbreck Jerry Lonsdale
Wavertree Graham Hulme
West Derby Paul Parr
Woolton Kris Brown
Yew Tree Jackie Wilson

About richardkemp

Leader of the Liberal Democrats in Liverpool. Deputy Chair and Lib Dem Spokesperson on the LGA Community Wellbeing Board. Married to the lovely Cllr Erica Kemp CBE with three children and four grandchildren.
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