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Liverpool’s listening exercise and the Green Agenda

Liverpool Liberal Democrats have just kicked off the next stage in our work toward regaining power in Liverpool.

We don’t run the council, in fact we are some way off running the council. But we know that the ruling Labour administration has no real vision, and as part of our way back towards running the City we wanted to develop and articulate one.

So we have published a document and started a “listening exercise”. Headlines include our aspirations for Liverpool to be the Green Capital of Europe and for us to take real advantage of the opportunities in the Localism Bill. You can find the …

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Paula Keaveney writes: The Leading of Liverpool

As I write I have just finished my first week as the new Leader of the Liberal Democrats on Liverpool City Council.

And what a week it’s been.

As the first female leader of a major party on the City Council (that’s first ever) I had more than my fair share of attention. I have discovered the joys of the 6 am media call and suddenly being the person everyone wants to talk to.

And the enormity of the challenges ahead has been quickly sinking in.

Here in Liverpool we have a mountain to climb.

Like many …

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