Tag Archives: Councillors

Councillors must be like Caesar’s wife!!

When we meet in the Council Chamber every Councillor must be absolutely sure that they are obeying the law about financial declarations The Liverpool Echo ran a story about 3 months ago that 8 councillors – 7 Labour and one … Continue reading

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Politicians and their Families

I had a great time spending 48 hours with Erica and no politics. I hope she enjoyed it as much as I did!! There has been a lot of press attention in the last few days about the fact that … Continue reading

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Councillor’s cull called for in Liverpool

There are too many councillors in Liverpool with too little to do It has become quite clear to me that we now have too many councillors in Liverpool. I am not the first to suggest this. The Green Party mentioned … Continue reading

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Poor Governance and Middle England

Over the past 3 years Liberal Democrats have become increasingly concerned at the declining standards in scrutiny and behaviour within Liverpool City. They have already suggested that outside ‘peers’ should be brought in and now they are following up these … Continue reading

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In Praise of Local Councillors!

On Thursday we will know how many people have agreed to stand for election to local authorities in England and Northern Ireland (Scotland and wales have no local elections this year. The candidates will be a motley collection ranged from … Continue reading

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Paul Brant – A sad Loss to Liverpool

No-one was more shocked, saddened and disappointed by the news on Monday night that Paul Brant had resigned from Liverpool Council than me. I don’t know why he felt he had to resign and I have no intention of speculating … Continue reading

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The Problems of being a Young Councillor

About ten years ago I did a programme for one of the national BBC radio programmes about the problems of being a young councillor. Clearly, I was not at the time a young councillor. Although I like to think of … Continue reading

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