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Liverpool Greens Shirk Responsibilities

During the election Liverpool Greens put out a press release saying how people should vote for them because they were the only Party with a 100% attendance record at committees within the Council. To be fair to them they did … Continue reading

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A surreal Council Meeting in Liverpool

What an evening we had last night at our first in person meeting in the Council since March 2020. It was great for me. I just strolled down the road to the Wavertree Tennis Centre where, because of the needs … Continue reading

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Liverpool Lib Dems review our lockdown strategy

Since the latest lockdown started on January 6th Liverpool Liberal Democrats have stopped all external activity and have moved online with regular online newsletters, phone calling to local residents to check how they are and using social media. However, today … Continue reading

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Lib Dems call for May elections to be deferred

Liverpool’s Liberal Democrats have written to the Home Secretary asking for a two-month deferment of the elections due on 6 May to the first Thursday in July instead. In my letter I said “to have the elections on the current … Continue reading

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Now is the time to recall the Council!

I have today written to the Chief Executive of Liverpool Council to ask him to re-establish a light touch system of discussion and scrutiny of key decisions with the Council relating to the Coronavirus pandemic It is now three weeks … Continue reading

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Liverpool Council needs to reintroduce transparency and democracy

In response to the issuing of regulations by the Government giving details of new ways of working by councils to keep the democratic process intact, I have written to the City Solicitor, Chief Executive and Labour, Green and Liberal Leaders … Continue reading

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Liverpool Council’s budget

Yesterday we had a budget meeting of the Council when our Council tax went up by an inflation busting 3.9% for the 7th year running. The budget meeting is always something of a formal farce. We all know that a … Continue reading

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Could or should the Lib Dems work with the Green Party?

I’ve been thinking about this for some time but my thoughts have brought to a head whilst listening to the semi-coherent ramblings of Sian Berry this morning on the Today programme. Sian is, apparently, the co-leader of the Green Party … Continue reading

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Debates – the missing element of Liverpool politics

Three things have made me think of the nature of Liverpool politics recently. The first is the discussions, which have already been mentioned by Mayor Anderson, about changes in the way we hold council meetings. The second is the failure … Continue reading

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Climate Change is too important for gesture politics

Of all the issues which face the people of the World by far the most important is climate change. The planet is on a countdown to fundamental changes in our eco-systems that could well mean the extinction of our species … Continue reading

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