Tag Archives: Liverpool Liberal Democrats

Putting the Mayor in charge of the Council’s money is like putting a fox in charge of the chicken coop!

My Liverpool Liberal Democrat Group colleagues and I have reacted with incredulity to the news that the Mayor of Liverpool has completed a reshuffle of her Cabinet team by making herself the Council’s spokesperson on Finance. The move follows the … Continue reading

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Team Liverpool did us proud yesterday

Now there may be those who read this who think that I am talking about football and am trying to ingratiate myself with LFC fans. It’s not my intention but I might as well do so! The iron discipline that … Continue reading

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What should a good council look like?

I was pleased to be asked recently by Liverpolitan, a new online news service in Liverpool, to write an article for them in response to another article about young councillors. As someone who was a young councillor but certainly isn’t … Continue reading

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Lib Dem questions and proposals to deal with the Crisis in Liverpool Council’s finances

Another week – another crisis at Labour controlled Liverpool City Council. A total failure of the Council to do what every householder has done – to seek a good electricity tariff whilst costs soar – means huge problems for the … Continue reading

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New Mayor, same name, same old Liverpool Labour

In all the excitement of the election that took place in most of the UK last Thursday two items seem to have been missed by many in Liverpool. The over costly leccy bill and the screwed up mayoral consultation. The … Continue reading

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An incredible day for liberals throughout the UK

If last week Ed Davey had been heard to claim that in England that the Lib Dems would end up with 191 seats gained and the control of three very big councils and one medium sized one, he would have … Continue reading

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60 years of Liberal service in Church ward

I was contemplating recently the fact that I will have completed 39 years of service as a councillor at the end of this month when it occurred to me that there was a much more important anniversary to celebrate. At … Continue reading

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Has Joe Anderson been vindicated?

Much has been made by Joe Anderson of the announcement that Lancashire Police have told him and three others that they will not be charged under the long-running (7 years) investigation known as Operation Sheridan. This was an investigation into … Continue reading

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Get the Everton Football Club Report into the Open

I have reacted angrily today to the fact that the report on the financial relationship between Liverpool Council and Everton Football Club over the potential for council investment in the new Bramley Moore Stadium will be dealt with after the … Continue reading

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Is the Council trying to minimise responses to the Mayoral Consultation?

Since the Council letter about the Mayoral consultation started to go out yesterday, I have been inundated with complaints about how poor it is, how badly presented and with many questions about who can register their opinion and how they … Continue reading

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