Liverpool news Election goes down to the wire in Liverpool's marginal wards PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Labour are looking to hold off a surge from other parties

Liverpool news Election goes down to the wire in Liverpool's marginal wards PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Labour are looking to hold off a surge from other parties

Liverpool news  Election goes down to the wire in Liverpool's marginal wards PremierLeague-News.Com
02 May 2021 - 08:31

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Candidates in Liverpool's most marginal wards are continuing to make their pitches to voters as the 2021 local election campaign enters its final days. Labour is battling to hold on to a number of vulnerable seats amid the ongoing fallout of a devastating government investigation into parts of the council's functions under its leadership. The Lib Dems and the Greens are among the parties hoping to make gains at Labour's expense, particularly in a belt of seats running through south Liverpool. Labour incumbents in Childwall, Cressington, Mossley Hill, Wavertree and Greenbank are among those likely to be at varying degrees of risk when voters go to the polls on Thursday, May 6. The Lib Dems would likely be the main beneficiary in most areas of south Liverpool - but Labour's main challenge in Greenbank is likely to come from the Greens. The party already has one councillor in the ward and has run close to Labour in recent years when it has not won. The two parties are joined on the ballot by candidates from the Liberal Democrats, the Conservatives, the Liberals and Northern Independence Party-endorsed independent Harry Glover. James Roberts, who is fighting to hold on to the seat for Labour after just under a decade as a councillor, said he hoped that ward residents would look at his record locally when casting their ballots. He said: “It has been a great pleasure to be able to speak to residents on the doorstep again recently. I am proud of my nine-year record as a local councillor which includes running a project that has provided thousands of free books to local pre-school children; setting up and supporting community gardens and alley-greening schemes and sowing large wildflower meadows by Ullet Road in L17 and by Park Avenue, L18. “Greenbank residents have been particularly pleased by our successful campaign to bring in restrictions on converting houses to more Houses of Multiple Occupation and have appreciated our pioneering landlord licensing scheme.” Green candidate Dan Fieldsend said his conversations with voters had left him believing that many were disappointed with Labour and ready to switch their votes. He said the ward was one of the most politically engaged in the city and said residents were acutely aware of events surrounding the publication of Max Caller's damning report into the council's regeneration, highways and property management departments. Mr Fieldsend said: “The Caller report cited a toxic culture of bullying and intimidation which has resonated with a lot of residents who feel totally let down - their good-faith betrayed. They’re angry at the £100m figure lost to the city, too. It is up to myself and our dedicated grassroots Green volunteers to convince residents that we represent a positive change. “Our ambitions of reducing air pollution, protecting and expanding green-spaces, and finally tackling the climate emergency have drawn really positive responses from people on the doorstep - I’d be honoured to represent them as their Councillor, championing those issues inside Town Hall.” The Conservatives, the Liberal Democrats and the Liberal Party were contacted to provide statements for this article but did not respond before publication. However, independent Harry Glover, who is backed by the Northern Independence Party, said his focus woud NIP did not register in time to end up on the ballot but Mr Glover said that the party would continue to develop and offers "a true democratic socialist alternative" to Labour. Mr Glover said: “The North-South divide has affected our city for too long, with money flowing to the South East and not staying within our community.

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. For an independent North with true democratic socialist policies, with Liverpool and its socialist roots at the forefront of the campaign. Subscribe to the Merseyside Report newsletter The political scene on Merseyside shapes all our lives - from the response to coronavirus to whether or bins get collected on time. Sign up to the weekly Merseyside Report email, written by political editor Liam Thorp, to get the latest news and gossip from the corridors of power. How do I sign up? It's free, easy and takes no time at all. First just click on this link to our newsletter sign-up centre. Once you're there, put your email address where it says at the top, then click on the Echo Politics button. There are other newsletters available too if you want them as well. When you've made your choice, press the Save Changes button at the bottom. “Merseyside and the North have been ignored and neglected by the major Westminster parties. Cast aside and taken for granted as if your votes are a given thing. The Northern Independence Party feel like it’s time the people of Merseyside had their vote earned.” The battle in Greenbank is likely to come down to the Greens and Labour - and in his pitch to voters James Roberts said he would continue to be work to improve the community. Mr Roberts said: “I'm proud to live in this community, and to raise my young son here, and I could not be more committed to supporting residents in Greenbank and improving our local environment. Hundreds of local residents have already contacted me to offer their support and I am hopeful that the people of Greenbank will ask me to continue my work by re-electing me on May 6th.” In his closing statement, Mr Fieldsend said he would take use knowledge gained in campaigns on recent local issues to represent Greenbank's interests in the town hall. He said: “I campaigned hard to oppose the cafe expansion into Greenbank Park and I helped prevent the arms fair from being held in the Exhibition Centre last year, too. I hope to continue working alongside Cllr Lawrence Brown soon so I can show the difference another Green Councillor can make locally. "As Greenbank’s councillor I pledge to stand up for each and every single resident to the best of my ability, and to be open and honest about every decision and choice I make, doing so with your best interests in mind.” Here is the full list of candidates standing in Greenbank Dan Fieldsend - Green Party Harry Peter Glover - Independent Chris Hall - Conservative Party Fiona McBride - Liberal Democrats James Alexander Roberts - Labour Party Lindsey Janet Mary Wood - Liberal Party

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