Category Archives: Liverpool City Council

Lib Dems call Special Council Meeting to begin process of abolishing the position of Elected Mayor

The seven Lib Dem Councillors have taken up their new positions and seats in the Council Chamber. Their first job was to requisition a special council meeting to begin the process of abolishing the position of Elected Mayor All seven … Continue reading

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Breaking News – Keystone Cops to run Liverpool!!

Labour’s new Cabinet in Liverpool having its first meeting to discuss where to find the £60,000 for two new Deputy Mayors and the £200,000,000 promised for potholes Well where do I start? I’ve been an active politician in Liverpool for … Continue reading

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The gaping hole at the heart of Liverpool Council

The Councillors who debate and discuss in the Town Hall do not ‘run’ Liverpool they ‘lead’ it. That’s why getting the right management team in place must be a vital priority for our city In the council’s budget meeting in … Continue reading

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Liverpool’s planning committee must be bolder

Some good schemes did go through the planning committee today here are just three of them One of the most frustrating things that I do as a Councillor is to serve on Liverpool’s planning committee. Too often it is constrained … Continue reading

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Why the Lib Dems will vote against the Liverpool budget tonight

When the vote is taken on Liverpool Council’s Budget tonight Lib Dems will vote against it. I explain why below Today the Liberal Democrats will do something that we have never done before in the 35 years that I have … Continue reading

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Getting the public/private relationship right

The Parklands School in Liverpool which is costing us £4.3 million a year to keep empty is a prime example of what went wrong under Labour’s PFI back ‘Building Schools for the Future’ programme The collapse of Carillion and the … Continue reading

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Liverpool Council’s debts to reach Carillion levels if EFC deal goes ahead

How much does £1 billion look like if its cash? Probably a lot more than this! That’s what Liverpool Council’s debt level could be if we don’t check it. Last week my colleague Cllr Makinson did some basic research into … Continue reading

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