Tag Archives: Liverpool

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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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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Why I’m proud to be a liberal today

Over the past few days my Twitter timeline has been inundated with photos of hard-working people, many of them young, from both my political parties who are fighting in todays Council and Assembly elections. I say both because I am … Continue reading

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Yet another surreal Liverpool Council meeting!!

It always seems to take me a day to recover from a Liverpool City Council full meeting. Last night’s is no exception. It seemed to me that for 95% of the time we were all agreeing 95% of the agenda … Continue reading

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Let staff and students work from home wherever possible

Yesterday I launched an appeal through the media to encourage all Liverpool City Region employers to let their staff work from home wherever possible. I believe that should apply to school and University students as well. Now it is clear … Continue reading

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Labour fail on social housing in Liverpool

Last week I asked the Council how many homes for social rent they have built since the Tory Government allowed us, from 2017 onwards, to build council housing again. The response from a supposedly socialist council was laughable. They are … Continue reading

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Liverpool Council totally incompetent on Cycle Lanes

My Liberal Democrat Colleagues and I have branded Liverpool Council as being ‘totally incompetent’ over their decision to remove the West Derby Road Cycle Lane which has resulted in the Government halting funding for future cycling developments in the City. … Continue reading

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Labour Liverpool report finds local bullying, misogyny, toxic culture

I have just seen a report on LabourList about the report which is being presented to Labour’s National Executive. It makes absolutely clear why the City Council has fallen into such terrible straits with its controlling group riven by misogyny, … Continue reading

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Liverpool Council needs to clean up its act

We are all now aware of the financial and procedural deficits of Liverpool Council over the past 10 years. We have had a regeneration department that has gone rogue leading to huge losses to the tax payers of Liverpool, reputational … Continue reading

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Let’s rejoin the EU

One of the things that has been saddest about the none medical and care aspects of the Coronavirus is the way that it is totally obscuring the problems to our economy caused by Brexit. In the last week two things … Continue reading

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