Tag Archives: Community Politics

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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David Amess – we salute you

Sir David Amess was a Tory which does not mean that I either did or should have hated him. There are many Tories that I do loathe and despise but he was never one of them. He’d been around for … Continue reading

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What should you expect from your Councillor?

A lot of people have been asking me recently to comment on the work being done, or not done, by councillors in Kirkdale. This was prompted by my musings in a recent blog about the number of councillors required to … Continue reading

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Why do some people hate ‘Love Wavertree’?

In September I attended a great event in Wavertree High Street when the road was closed (perfectly legally!) and the community took over the space for 6 hours. Everyone who was there seemed to enjoy it. Some local traders including … Continue reading

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Politicians working in Partnership

I’ve taken some stick lately for cooperating on a number of issues with the Mayor of Liverpool. The criticism has come because at the last two standard council meetings there has only been one motion moved at each. On both … Continue reading

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It was Fifty Years Ago Today

Rt Hon Jo Grimond. One of the finest orators I have ever heard and a huge liberal in thoughts, principles and practice Okay it is confession time. For the past 18 months I have been lurking in the Lib Dem … Continue reading

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Our role is to represent the community in the Town Hall not t’other way round

When politicans get sponsorship from private companies you need to ask do they serve that company or the public! Two things have made me ponder over the past few days about the nature of community politics. In some ways this … Continue reading

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And what did you do over the Bank Holiday Councillor?

This fund raising event for local good causes at the Rose of Mossley, Rose Lane raised almost £1,000 and was entirely run by volunteers supported by Marion the licensee August Bank Holiday weekend is always a great time in Church … Continue reading

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The arrogance of Liverpool’s Labour Councillors

Last night I went to a meeting called for residents of three wards about the fate of green spaces in those wards. It wasn’t a politically called meeting such as the stunt one that Labour called in Church Ward nor … Continue reading

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