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Northern Lib Dems call on PM for real support to stop a deeper North/South divide

I’m one of is one of 30 Lib Dem Cllrs, MPs and Peers from across the North of England who has signed a letter to the Prime Minister calling for localisation of health and economic powers to local and regional … 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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Botches; boobs and U-Turns. The story of Labour in Liverpool

In the past few weeks Labour, led by Joe Anderson, has committed three huge U-turns in Liverpool. In all three of them Mayor Anderson finally made the right decision but only after creating much misery, upset and annoyance in the … Continue reading

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Last night I cried for my Country

Last night I tuned in to the ‘Last Night of the Proms’ as I do most years. It’s a bit of tradition with flag waving and old established tunes which evoke a past which was by no means glorious but … Continue reading

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Angry Voices don’t make Good Decisions

Over the past few weeks, I have been getting a number of emails and tweets from people who feel that as the Opposition Leader in Liverpool I am not doing enough. Perhaps I’m not. People will have the opportunity to … 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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£200 million+ plea to Government a missed opportunity to do things differently

Last week I was handed, at one hours’ notice, a 5-page summary of a 180 page submission to the Government asking for cash for shovel ready projects. Interestingly, it had already been submitted to the Government the previous Monday. I … Continue reading

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A ‘forest school’ in every park in Liverpool

Councillor Liz Makinson, the Liberal Democrats Children’s Services Spokesperson in Liverpool has suggested 6 ways in which schools can respond to a new way following the pandemic. Key amongst these is the provision of a different type of school for … Continue reading

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37 years a councillor (and still going strong!!)

At midnight tonight I complete my 37th year as a Councillor. I was first elected in1975 for St Michaels. In 1980 the ward was split and I was elected for the Dingle Ward and left the Council in 1984. In … Continue reading

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Mayor Anderson isn’t bluffing over state of Council’s finances

Last night I received a phone call from Mayor Anderson that I was pleased to get but horrified to listen to. The immediate cause of the phone and new information to me is that Council had received just £13 million … Continue reading

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