Category Archives: Liverpool Politics

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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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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