Category Archives: Liverpool Politics

Has Joe Anderson been vindicated?

Much has been made by Joe Anderson of the announcement that Lancashire Police have told him and three others that they will not be charged under the long-running (7 years) investigation known as Operation Sheridan. This was an investigation into … Continue reading

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Bring back the old townships of Liverpool

On Wednesday Cllr Pat Moloney and I will be calling for the recreation of the old townships of Liverpool from Walton to Woolton and from Aigburth to Allerton in a Town Hall debate on the Council Plan which will precede … Continue reading

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Court victory gives hope to investors in failed City Centre developments

The news in today’s Liverpool Echo that administrators have been ordered by a court to sell a stalled site in Liverpool city centre to a consortium of investors could be very good news indeed for people whose investments in Liverpool … Continue reading

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Why the Waterloo Dock recommendation is a milestone for Liverpool

In the agenda for next week’s planning committee there is a recommendation from our chief planning officer that a planning application for the development of a bland and banal residential block on the river front at Waterloo Dock should be … Continue reading

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Liverpool Council totally incompetent on Cycle Lanes

My Liberal Democrat Colleagues and I have branded Liverpool Council as being ‘totally incompetent’ over their decision to remove the West Derby Road Cycle Lane which has resulted in the Government halting funding for future cycling developments in the City. … Continue reading

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Why haven’t more Labour Councillors resigned?

On Tuesday a precedent was set which I hope will be followed by other Labour Councillors in Liverpool. Cllr Robertson-Collins resigned as Cabinet member for the Environment and Climate Change on Tuesday in protest at Labour’s plans for the Strand … Continue reading

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What should Liverpool expect from the Inspector’s Report?

Today is an important day in the life of Liverpool although we will only know how important next week. Today the Inspection team led by Max Caller is going to submit its report to the Government on the dreadful state … Continue reading

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Who should run the City of Liverpool and how?

The events of the past 10 days have brought into questions two key issues in the minds of many Liverpool residents. How should Liverpool be run and who should run it. My answer to the second question is, of course, … Continue reading

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Liverpool needs a hand up and not hand outs

In a letter to Lib Dem Leader Ed Davey in advance of today’s announcements by the Prime Minister, Cllr Richard Kemp has asked his Party’s MPs and Peers to recognise the importance of Cities in stimulating national economic growth. On … Continue reading

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Questions to the Council about Brushwood & Millvina; ‘Invest to Save’ and many more

Yesterday I held my six-weekly 1:1 with a senior officer of the Council. I only get an hour and as you might guess I have a lot to ask and discuss. I use the time to highlight issues because the … Continue reading

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