Tag Archives: Liverpool Liberal Democrats

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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2021 – We did well but hoped to do better

A number of independent commentators have looked at the election results with a huge amount of naivety and concluded that May 6th was a wasted opportunity for the Lib Dems who should have done better. Of course, we wanted to … Continue reading

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Let’s throw the ‘bloody bookshelf’ at Labour on Thursday

As Line of Duty’ winds to an end today we can be sure that there is at least another series being planned in Liverpool’s fight against corruption, waste and incompetence. By 19th May the Council has to prepare its response … Continue reading

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Why haven’t more Labour Councillors resigned?

On Tuesday a precedent was set which I hope will be followed by other Labour Councillors in Liverpool. Cllr Robertson-Collins resigned as Cabinet member for the Environment and Climate Change on Tuesday in protest at Labour’s plans for the Strand … 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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Putting decency, honesty and transparency back into Liverpool Council

People have asked me recently on a number of occasions how I will put decency, honesty and transparency back in to our Council after the Caller report showed how much they are missing from our day to day work. I … Continue reading

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Labour’s Mayoral Candidate must come out of hiding

Last Monday I wrote ina very polite and courtesous way to Cllr Anderson to suggest to her two things: “Firstly, I think that you should apologise for all the scandals and corruption that the Labour Party have caused to the … Continue reading

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What I’ll do within 10 minutes of becoming Mayor of Liverpool

Today my nomination papers have been submitted and I am officially the Lib Dem Mayoral Candidate for Liverpool. I am looking forward to the campaign although, because of Covid restrictions, it will be very different to any I have fought … Continue reading

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What did I know about Liverpool’s scandals?!

Since I became Leader of the Liverpool Lib Dems in 2012, I have received hundreds of tip offs by email about bad behaviour in the Council. Some days I get 6 or 7 and I have a number of regular … 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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