Category Archives: Liverpool City Council

New Mayor, same name, same old Liverpool Labour

In all the excitement of the election that took place in most of the UK last Thursday two items seem to have been missed by many in Liverpool. The over costly leccy bill and the screwed up mayoral consultation. The … Continue reading

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Do the Government Commissioners in Liverpool really understand what Liverpool needs?

Today the Liverpool Commissioners first report on the state of Liverpool Council is released not with a bang but with a whimper with a written answer in the Commons and publication of the full report of the Department of Levelling … Continue reading

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Role of Auditor queried in signing off Liverpool Council’s Accounts

One of the areas which has perplexed me for a number of years is the role of the external auditor in not finding out the many and obvious problems in the way that the Council was being run by Labour … Continue reading

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“Spend our Money properly” Lib Dems demand as Liverpool Council starts budget consultations

I wrote yesterday to the Mayor of Liverpool as consultations begin on next year’s budget to say that ‘the budget is not for one day a year but every day in the year. My Liberal Democrats and I have laid … Continue reading

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Does Liverpool have a Socialist Council?

Yesterday we had a debate in Council about the so-called ‘City Plan’. This appears to be a plan which was signed off by Joe Anderson’s Cabinet but was never taken to Council and is now being enthusiastically supported by Joanne … Continue reading

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A morning with our magnificent 999 services

This morning I spent the first part of the day at a small and quite informal event to commemorate ‘999 Day’. This is the day on which, every year, we commemorate and say “thank you” to those people who go … Continue reading

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Important Information for parents in Liverpool and further requests to the Government

Amidst all the concerns that there may be dangers for school children returning to school and the continued U-turns from the Government our education spokesperson, Cllr Liz Makinson has been seeking answers to questions that parents have been asking Councillors … Continue reading

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Working Together to deal with Liverpool’s Financial Crisis

Over the past few weeks, I have come under criticism from a few people because I am not hard enough in opposing Mayor Anderson. One even went so far as to say that it was because Joe Anderson was my … Continue reading

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Liverpool Planning Committee Virtual Meeting – 31st March 2020

For the first time ever Liverpool’s Planning Committee met today in a virtual format using Skype. Despite some IT teething difficulties, we managed quite well to hear each other and contribute. For legal reasons we could not make decisions today … Continue reading

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Call for new Housing Initiatives in Liverpool

On Wednesday my Liberal Democrat colleagues and I will call on the Liverpool City Council to commence a programme of encouraging new housing cooperatives and converting large properties into council run Houses in Multiple Occupation. It is in response to a Labour motion … Continue reading

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