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Putting the Mayor in charge of the Council’s money is like putting a fox in charge of the chicken coop!

My Liverpool Liberal Democrat Group colleagues and I have reacted with incredulity to the news that the Mayor of Liverpool has completed a reshuffle of her Cabinet team by making herself the Council’s spokesperson on Finance. The move follows the … Continue reading

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Team Liverpool did us proud yesterday

Now there may be those who read this who think that I am talking about football and am trying to ingratiate myself with LFC fans. It’s not my intention but I might as well do so! The iron discipline that … Continue reading

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What should a good council look like?

I was pleased to be asked recently by Liverpolitan, a new online news service in Liverpool, to write an article for them in response to another article about young councillors. As someone who was a young councillor but certainly isn’t … Continue reading

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Lib Dem questions and proposals to deal with the Crisis in Liverpool Council’s finances

Another week – another crisis at Labour controlled Liverpool City Council. A total failure of the Council to do what every householder has done – to seek a good electricity tariff whilst costs soar – means huge problems for the … Continue reading

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An incredible day for liberals throughout the UK

If last week Ed Davey had been heard to claim that in England that the Lib Dems would end up with 191 seats gained and the control of three very big councils and one medium sized one, he would have … Continue reading

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Why I’m proud to be a liberal today

Over the past few days my Twitter timeline has been inundated with photos of hard-working people, many of them young, from both my political parties who are fighting in todays Council and Assembly elections. I say both because I am … Continue reading

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Only the Lib Dems can take out the Tories in Tiverton & Honiton

I’ve just booked some train tickets to take me to the Tiverton and Honiton by-election. Even though it hasn’t been called yet I know that we Lib Dems are going to put our heart and soul into winning this one … Continue reading

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Tory callousness and Covid lies exposed by High Court decision

Less than half a mile from where I live there is a very good nursing home for people, mostly elderly, with severe dementia problems. It is well regarded by families, the community and the medical profession. It’s where I will … Continue reading

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60 years of Liberal service in Church ward

I was contemplating recently the fact that I will have completed 39 years of service as a councillor at the end of this month when it occurred to me that there was a much more important anniversary to celebrate. At … Continue reading

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Developers build buildings – Councils build communities

In his latest quarterly report into Liverpool’s property market, City Residential managing director Alan Bevan warned that the Local Plan could prove to be the final “nail in the coffin” for many developers if it discouraged property investment. My response … Continue reading

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