Tag Archives: Joe Anderson

Cut back ‘fancy pants’ jobs at the Liverpool Combined Authority

I’ve been asked many times recently what does the City Region Mayor and the Combined Authority actually do? So, I’ve done some digging around and now believe that an urgent review of the staffing levels and the wage levels of … Continue reading

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Lib Dems to take an axe to bureaucracy in Liverpool

Liverpool’s Liberal Democrats will take an axe to political posts and bureaucracies should they gain power through the election of the City Mayor on May 7th. As part of our programme of letting local people comment and help us create … Continue reading

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Liverpool must not set an illegal budget

In a moment of frustration last week Mayor Anderson told the city that he was considering not setting a budget next year and letting the Government set one. I understand his frustration. Liverpool has suffered more than its fair share … Continue reading

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What sort of Liverpool do we want?

If you think we have had all the elections that we need then you are doomed to disappointment! On May 7th we will have no less than 4 elections on the same day. We will elect a Liverpool City Region … Continue reading

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Positive proposals to deal with Liverpool’s cash problems

On Sunday the Liverpool Echo had yet another of its articles warning about the Council’s financial problems which was both timely and accurate but although stating the problems gives no hint as to what the solutions to those problems might … Continue reading

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Councillors must unite to build a defensive wall around our City

My blood was chilled to a thick ice twice last night. Firstly, when the size of the Tory majority was predicted in the Exit Poll. In fact, it got worse as the night progressed. I had hoped for a balanced … Continue reading

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Why we welcomed Jeremy Corbyn to Liverpool

Yesterday was an interesting day in Liverpool. Everyone will know about the vote in Parliament and the big rally but there are interesting details that have not been fully looked at. It is clear that unlike the Lib Dems the … 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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Government urged to review running of Liverpool Council

Yesterday I wrote to James Brokenshire, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to ask him to order a review of the governance of Liverpool City Council. In my request I cited three things as an example of … Continue reading

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Lib Dems to Force Vote on Elected Mayor Role

In a move designed to put pressure on the Labour Group ahead of their Annual Meeting on Monday night the City Council’s Lib Dem Group are to submit a request to the incoming Lord Mayor, Cllr Peter Brennan for an … Continue reading

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