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John Lennon Comes back to “Allerton in August”

The 1st of August kicks off a month of activity led by councillors, traders and community groups to get the business and residential communities going again in the Liverpool 18 area. Not only are we having a series of events … Continue reading

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Liverpool in the next to bottom category on Transparency International Report

I have today reacted with sadness and anger over a report which has placed Liverpool in the next to bottom category (out of 6) in a report prepared by Transparency International. It is extremely sad that Liverpool is once again … Continue reading

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Liverpool’s Green Spaces under renewed threat

The announcement last weekend that the High Court had partially reversed a lower court’s decision on Calderstones Park and the South Liverpool Green Wedge will have important ramifications for development across the city. What it wont do, or at least … Continue reading

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One year on from PM’s pledge: social care needs a reset

Social care needs a reset and must not simply revert back to the way it was prior to the pandemic, a coalition of councils, health and care organisations and charities set out today. Later today I am chairing a virtual … Continue reading

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Even Boris Johnson is right sometimes!!

On the principle that even a broken clock is right twice a day I accept that Johnson is at least getting it right about the dangers to the nation’s health and wealth caused by obesity. His damascene conversion has been … Continue reading

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Imagine our Shopping areas with no shops!

The next few months are going to be tough for our business people and they will need all the help that we can give them to stay afloat and hopefully thrive.  Imagine our area if most of the shops on … Continue reading

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Barmy Boris won’t tell us “when to go back to work”

It would appear that Barmy Boris Johnson, our much lamented Prime Minister, believes that a lot of us have been skiving. He’s instructed us to go back to work in September to get the wheels of industry and commerce moving … Continue reading

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Schools need urgent rethink to stop declining standards – ‘put wellbeing first’

Liverpool’s GCSE scores have been in decline over the past 5 years, with the percentage gaining 5 or more GCSEs, including English and Maths dropping from 48.6% in 2014/15 to 36.1% in 2018/19.  Of the core cities, Leeds, Bristol, Sheffield, … Continue reading

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Under 35? Don’t believe that the Coronavirus can’t hurt you.

Yesterday we received news of an alarming uptick in Covid-19 cases in South Liverpool. It wasn’t amongst the older population who were the key victims of the virus for the first 4 months and the pre lockdown and lockdown periods. … Continue reading

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Lib Dem Action on Zipwire and Recovery Plan

Liverpool Lib Dems take action on two crucial issues for the City Liverpool’s Opposition Group, the Liberal Democrats have initiated decisive action on two major issues which they believe need to be scrutinised. The have submitted a requisition for an … Continue reading

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