Tag Archives: Liverpool City Council

The Caller Report didn’t get everything right

I wrote recently to Max Caller the Lead Inspector for the recent Best Value Inspection which exposed so many dangerous and serious failings inside our Council systems and political leadership. Much of what he said was absolutely spot but as … Continue reading

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Liverpool’s need is a Lib Dem Lead

As I’ve listened to the discussions about the future of the City Council following the Caller Report I have been struck by how many people know what they are against. They are against the mayoralty, corruption, waste, incompetence, dodgy deals. … Continue reading

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The damning report that shows Liverpool to be the worst Council in England

This is my response on behalf of the Liberal Democrats to the publication of today’s Inspection Report by The Government. Liberal Democrats response following the publication of the Caller report into Liverpool City Council. Leader of the Opposition, Councillor Richard … Continue reading

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Liberal Democrats budget amendment for a new post-Covid era

This is our press statement about the amendment that we moved at yesterday’s budget Council meeting in Liverpool. It will be no surprise to you that Labour voted it down. We will continue to press for a proper overview of … Continue reading

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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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