Tag Archives: Liverpool City Council

Another day, another scandal and getting our kids back to school safely

Every day the Liverpool Lib Dem team take up dozens of issues big and small. Often, we seek no publicity for them because they are very small scale, or are sensitive for a variety of reasons. On other occasions we … Continue reading

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We must learn from the Brushwood and Millvina fiasco

When I heard a couple of weeks ago that it looked as though a contract was likely to be signed within days to preserve the future of Brushwood and Millvina Houses I was delighted. I was even more delighted when … Continue reading

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Liverpool Labour never fail to underwhelm!!

Yesterday’s Council meeting was one in which Liverpool’s rag, tag and bobtail group of Labour Councillors never failed to underwhelm. On three occasions they totally failed to rise to the challenges faced by a Council which is absolutely the best … Continue reading

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Liverpool Labour sell the City short with pathetic response to the current political situation

Liberal Democrats will move an amendment to a motion by the acting Mayor at tonight’s Council Meeting describing it as a weedy and insignificant response from a Council in crisis. The amendment suggests that the Council must recognise the difficult … Continue reading

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Lancashire Police Commissioner fails to make public the costs of 7-year Police enquiry

The Leaders of two of the North West’s Liberal Democrat Groups, Cllr John Potter, Preston Council and Cllr Richard Kemp, Liverpool Council have accused the Lancashire Police Commissioner of resorting to complex, legalistic mumbo-jumbo to avoid letting the taxpayers of … Continue reading

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Why I supported the Young People of Liverpool

Yesterday the press, both local and national was full of pictures and stories about the misbehaviour of young people in the City and how they had brought shame on us all. Even looking at the photographs provided which came from … Continue reading

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Liverpool needs a hand up and not hand outs

In a letter to Lib Dem Leader Ed Davey in advance of today’s announcements by the Prime Minister, Cllr Richard Kemp has asked his Party’s MPs and Peers to recognise the importance of Cities in stimulating national economic growth. On … Continue reading

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We must find ways to keep Brushwood & Millvina Care Homes open

On Monday I will be visiting the vigil arranged by relatives of Brushwood and Millvina Care Homes. A Labour Cllr has already accused me of grandstanding. I can assure him that I am only going because I have been asked … Continue reading

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Liverpool deserves the best of the best of the best!!

Over the past few days, I have taken part in a number of debates about the false dichotomy of whether the way forward in our City is heritage or development. I have urged in those debates that if we set … Continue reading

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Local Councils face mass service closures

The Government’s response to the coronavirus crisis will quite rightly be judged by the historians and will focus on the human cost of the pandemic: confused messaging; delays to lockdown; the farcical distribution of PPE. All will be in the … Continue reading

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