Monthly Archives: April 2020

Mayor Anderson isn’t bluffing over state of Council’s finances

Last night I received a phone call from Mayor Anderson that I was pleased to get but horrified to listen to. The immediate cause of the phone and new information to me is that Council had received just £13 million … Continue reading

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How many people have died in Liverpool and where did they live?

Today I have written to the Council to urge it to compile and release more accurate figures about who is dying from the Coronavirus in Liverpool and where they live. In his letter he points out the considerable differences between … Continue reading

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Call in retired police staff to contact trace to prevent virus spread

The Lib Dems Merseyside Spokesperson on Policing Cllr Kris Brown has written to the Police Commissioner and Chief Constable for Merseyside to suggest that former Police Officers, emergency contact centre staff and Special Constables who may be furloughed from the … Continue reading

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Will the Everton Stadium ever get built?

I wrote yesterday to the Mayor and other Party Leaders in Liverpool, on behalf of the Liberal Democrat Group, about how the Council needed to look at preparations for a very different future in Liverpool. Today we had some salutary … Continue reading

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Do we really think that a Public Inquiry will reveal Covid cock-ups?

For obvious reasons there are repeated calls for either a Public Enquiry or a Royal Commission to examine what has happened in terms of the Government’s response to Coronavirus starting from 2016 when they chose to make little of a … Continue reading

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Liverpool Council and the business grants scheme

As a result of our telephone calls to thousands of Liverpool residents we have been asking a series of questions to the Council. These are the responses we have received to our business grant questions As part of our work … Continue reading

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Let’s get Children learning again

School’s out and Mums and Dads have been converted into teachers. Our Children’s spokesperson, Cllr Liz Makinson, is suggesting that schools could be doing more to help their absent pupils access great stuff on the internet but should not be … Continue reading

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Covid-19 in Liverpool – Some very reassuring answers to our questions

I’ve had some great answers to questions that the Lib Dem Councillors in the City have been asked A few days ago, I asked the Council and NHS for the answers to some frequently asked questions that we have received … Continue reading

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20 MPH zones in the City

Lib Dem councillors have read with interest a report that has been published for ‘determination’ next Friday on the review of 20 MPH roads in the City. Normally reports would go to the Cabinet and we ‘can call them in’ … Continue reading

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Some Liverpool Questions about Covid-19 to the NHS and the Council

Last night my colleagues and I had the first ever virtual meeting of the Liberal Democrat Group in Liverpool. I can report back that my colleagues are doing a great job in getting things done within our communities and helping … Continue reading

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