Tag Archives: Mayor of Liverpool

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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Bring Services back in-house to save money and improve lives

At this evening’s council meeting (Wednesday 2nd March) I will call for the increased removal of services from the private sector for children’s and adult care and replacing them with in-house provision provided directly by the Council.  In an addendum … Continue reading

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What do we make of Labour as it splits apart in Liverpool?

So, the expected crunch has come in the Liverpool Labour where a lot of long-time dissidents have been joined by those who joined the Party 4/5 years ago because they were attracted by Corbynism. I’m not crowing about this. There … Continue reading

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Liverpool can unite to abolish the Elected Mayoral position but what comes next?

On Wednesday Liverpool Council took an important step forward and began the process which is likely to mean the abolition of the position of Elected Mayor in our City. This is not before time. I led the Lib Dem opposition … 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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At last – A chance to get rid of Liverpool’s Elected Mayor

Liberal Democrats have welcomed the change of heart by Liverpool Labour councillors who will now recommend to the meeting of the City Council that we begin a consultation process on the future of the Elected Mayoralty between March and May … Continue reading

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Unmitigated Greed of the Liverpool Commissioners and unmitigated stupidity by the Government

Today I have asked the House of Commons Select Committee that scrutinises the work of the department for Levelling Up and Housing to investigate the 50% increase in fees charged to the Council for the work of the Commissioners. Let … Continue reading

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What has 2022 in store for Liverpool?

Speaking after the Battle of Egypt in 1942 Sir Winston Churchill spoke these oft repeated words, “This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning”. At … Continue reading

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Answers to my Council Questions of 8 December – Stalled developments and lost cash feature

A little seen part of the work of a full council meeting is our ability to put questions to Cabinet Members for a written reply. Unfortunately, we cannot then ask a further question based on this reply as happens in … Continue reading

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How much will Joe Anderson ultimately cost us?

Every day the amount of money that the council has lost, misapplied or simply failed to collect during the calamitous time of Labour control under Mayor Joe Anderson’s leadership seems to grow. The latest public scandal is yet another update … Continue reading

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