Category Archives: Liverpool Politics

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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Why Liverpool’s Heritage is a Job Creator not a Job Destroyer

Over the past few years, I have had to defend Liverpool’s heritage at no time more so than the past few weeks as we have considered as a City the potential zipwire for the William Brown Street area. Those of … Continue reading

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Report on Fractional Investment – A wasted opportunity

Last week, with a whimper but not a bang, the Council published its long-awaited report on fractional investment. It was approximately 2 years after the Task Group first met and 14 months after it last met. Not exactly a rapid … Continue reading

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Let’s settle the Penny Lane Issue once and for all

Over the past few days, a lot of my time has been spent dealing with absurdities about Penny Lane and Gladstone Hall in which both Liverpool University and the International Slavery Museum have descended into a mumbo-jumbo of ill thought … Continue reading

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Liverpool Labour becomes a tragic Soap Opera!

Well what a day it was in Liverpool yesterday for the Labour Party. All seemed normal (for Liverpool Labour that is!) when the Council meeting started at 5 p.m. The first thing that was instantly noticeable was that more than … Continue reading

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Liverpool Labour Party needs to look at itself in a mirror

At the Annual Meeting of the Council I seconded the nomination of Cllr Peter Brennan as Lord Mayor of Liverpool. I did so as Leader of the main opposition Party. It is a custom that the Leader of the controlling … Continue reading

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Radical Policies and Persuasive, Angry Voices – Next Steps for the Lib Dems

When I joined the Liberal Party in 1967, I did not do it because I wanted a career in politics or a safe seat. Just as well really as I would have been doomed to eternal disappointment. I joined because … Continue reading

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Lib Dems to Force Vote on Elected Mayor Role

In a move designed to put pressure on the Labour Group ahead of their Annual Meeting on Monday night the City Council’s Lib Dem Group are to submit a request to the incoming Lord Mayor, Cllr Peter Brennan for an … Continue reading

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Labour’s wilting Rose in Liverpool

On Wednesday night I sat contemplating some of our Liverpool Lib Dem team as they started stuffing envelopes, having just come in from door knocking or delivering. Most of our councillors were there and some of our key target ward … Continue reading

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