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4 Unanswered Questions about our Chief Executive

Liverpool Council is not the model of transparency and good governance that I think it should be!! For the past few weeks I have been trying, with limited success, to get a response to a number of questions that I … Continue reading

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What are political parties for?

I am writing this on a train in my way to Morocco via London Gatwick where I am going to a meeting to initiate a major training programme for local government across Africa. One of the benefits of working in … Continue reading

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We Must Now Bite The Bullet and Go for an Elected Mayor for the Liverpool City Region

The Liver Bird Must Soar Anyone who has ever read my blogs will know that I am not in favour of Elected Mayors. The effects of one in Liverpool have hardly been uplifting! However I am now putting my own … Continue reading

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Surge in Liverpool Lib Dem Candidate Numbers

Liberal Democrats are fielding a third more candidates in this year’s local election than last year and they have attributed it to a surge in people joining the Party in the last 12 months. They believe that locally more and … Continue reading

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The arrogance of Liverpool’s Labour Councillors

Last night I went to a meeting called for residents of three wards about the fate of green spaces in those wards. It wasn’t a politically called meeting such as the stunt one that Labour called in Church Ward nor … Continue reading

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Suggested principles for Political Life In Liverpool

Last night I attended a meeting with a group of people from outside politics who are interested in producing fundamental changes in the way politics is conducted in Liverpool. They asked me to put some thoughts together about how our … Continue reading

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Is Democracy Dead or Merely Dying?

As I have gone around the World representing the UK over the past few years I have been very aware of the respect that so many people have for our institutions and particularly for the strong roots of democracy that … Continue reading

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