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  • Cllr Marianne Welsh at Fire Stattion
    Article: Aug 25, 2015

    Councillor Marianne Welsh who represents Southport on Merseyside's Fire and Rescue Authority not only attended the Fire Stations recent Blue Light Open Day but decided to get some training whilst there in handling one of the powerful water hoses. Marianne, who represents Norwood ward had instruction on how to handle the extremely fast flowing hose.

  • John Pugh - Road Safety
    Article: Jul 29, 2015

    5 people are killed on our roads everyday and 12% of fatal and series crashes involve a river in the 17 to 19 age group. 23% of all drivers under 24 have an accident within 2 years of passing a test. There have been several tragic local incidents highlighted in the local press.

    John Pugh is backing the road safety campaign run by the national charity, Brake who are trying to address just these issue.

  • 2015 Councillors Sue McGuire and Pat Keith at Argyle and Hesketh Road Roundabout
    Article: Jul 22, 2015

    Two Southport councillors have marched into action to improve what they call the "appalling state" of two of Southport's roundabouts as Britain in Bloom judgement day looms.

    Cambridge Ward Lib Dem Councillors Sue McGuire and Pat Keith say they are dismayed at the condition of the Argyle Road and Cambridge Road roundabouts.

  • Blue Parking P Sign
    Article: Jul 18, 2015

    Southport Lib Dem councillors are pressing Sefton Council's Performance Scrutiny for a review of all aspects of the Sefton Council's Parking operation. They are pressing the Council's Performance Scrutiny Committee to undertake a substantial review of the Parking processe in the coming year

    Lib Dem deputy leader Councillor Tony Dawson, who represents Southport Town Centre on the Council, says:

  • 2015 Rubbish Friends Competition 1
    Article: Jun 29, 2015

    Southport primary school children have created some imaginative messages aimed at keeping Southport clean and tidy...and they will be coming to a bin or refuse lorry near you!

    A ground breaking scheme organised by Rubbish Friends in association with Sefton Council and Southport MP John Pugh, was launched when the winner and runners up in a schools competition to find the best anti-litter slogans saw the results of their entries go public.

  • Stop the Tories abolishing the Human Rights Act
    Article: Jun 27, 2015

    The Government wants to scrap our Human Rights Act.

    The Human Rights Act was drafted by British lawyers in the aftermath of the Second World War, and gives us so many fundamental protections that we rely on in our day to day lives.

    It has held the state to account for spying on us, safeguarded our soldiers and supported peaceful protest. It's helped rape victims, defended domestic violence victims, guarded against slavery, protected elderly couples in care and shielded press freedom.

  • Euro Flag
    Article: Jun 22, 2015

    Fulfilling his pre-election pledge on the issue*, on Monday John Pugh voted with other Lib Dem MPs to support an EU referendum. The vote was won and a referendum on Britain's membership of the EU will now take place before 2017.

    Liberal Democrats argue that, as with the Scottish independence referendum, 16--18 year olds should be allowed to vote.

  • Comfybus Aughton Road Timetable
    Article: Jun 16, 2015


    A bus service to town and to Birkdale Village, replacing one cancelled by Arriva has been brought in down Aughton Road by Comfybus. The trouble is that few people know about it.

    Local Lib Dem Councillor says:

    "We made representations to Merseytravel when Arriva 'pulled' the 47 service - it was sad that they wouldn't use this route instead of pushing all their buses from Ainsdale through Birkdale Village.

  • Dukes Ward Councillor Tony Dawnson
    Article: Jun 13, 2015

    Many people with major disabilities have waited far too long for their Personal Independence Payments to be processed, say local Lib Dems.

    Councillor Dawson, local Lib Dem Health & Adult Care spokesperson, is disappointed in a recent High Court case where two disabled people had failed to establish in court this week that the delays in assessment of PIP were so great that their human rights had been breached.

  • John Pugh Outside Westminster
    Article: Jun 8, 2015

    This Tuesday Southport MP John Pugh has secured a debate in the House of Commons on Metro Mayors and will use it to lambast "half -baked" Tory proposals to impose a City Region Mayor on the entire Merseyside area.

    In an article to be published in Politics Home he claims that a Metro Mayor will be imposed by the Tory government through a "scarcely disguised system of bribes and penalties" and warns of the dangers of "corruption, cronyism and community marginalisation."

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