Tag Archives: Mayor of Liverpool

Lime Street and Strand lash up needs urgent review

The so-called City Centre Movement Strategy caused chaos in parts of the City Centre for more than 3 years. It appears to be a £70 million waste of money failing to meet its key objectives. Traffic chaos has been brought … Continue reading

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Liverpool Council Budget document hides 12 years of Labour blundering

Jeremy Hunt is making a Parliamentary Statement today which could make the cuts of £73 million + proposed for Liverpool even worse. The Liverpool Council budget document which was issued last night is a calamitous document for Liverpool. The £73 … Continue reading

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Be Bold – Invite Sunak and Gove to Liverpool

The day after the ‘coronation of Rishi Sunak and the reappointment of Michael Gove to the Cabinet I wrote to the Elected Mayor of Liverpool urging her to invite them to Liverpool to invite the new Prime Minister and the … Continue reading

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Liverpool still has a long way to go to improve its basic behaviours

Yesterday there were some improvements in the way Council behaved and worked but there is still a long way to go. The Council meeting started after a pre-meeting between the Lord Mayor and the Group Leaders (well three of the … Continue reading

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Problems for the Cunard at the Cunard!!

There has been yet more bad news for the beleaguered team of officers and the Commissioners trying to put right Liverpool Council’s flawed processes and dire finances. Yet more losses have crystallised literally under their noses in the Ground Floor … Continue reading

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Labour takes control of Liverpool from Labour!!

Liverpool’s Labour Councillors have effectively been stripped of control of the Council after the Government has appointed a new Strategic Futures Advisory Panel to work alongside the Commissioners to run our City and plan for its future. The new partnership … Continue reading

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Government Commissioners likened to Dads Army

Today I have likened the role of the Government’s Commissioners in Liverpool to asking Dad’s Army to lead the assault on the Normandy beaches on D Day. I have taken my concerns further in a letter to the new Secretary … Continue reading

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Waffling around the next steps post Liverpool Consultation

I really am surprised at some of the nonsense that is being talked about the next steps that could be taken in the City following the Governance consultation debacle. As I argued in my last blog, I warned that there … Continue reading

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Where does Liverpool go now after Council’s consultation debacle

So now we have it. Liverpool’s consultation on the Mayoralty was a farce. Poorly run, inadequately supervised, badly designed, and largely ignored. I always hate people who say, “I told you so but, in this case, “I TOLD YOU SO!” … Continue reading

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