Knowsley Lib Dems’ Message to Prescot & Whiston

By on Friday, April 29, 2016

prescot_lib_demsPrescot Online invites all candidates and parties standing in Prescot and Whiston to have their say in the run-up to the 5 May local elections.

The local Liberal Democrat candidates write:

These local elections present the best opportunity in years to end Labour’s 100% grip of Knowsley Council. At the moment we have a dictatorship where absolute conformity is demanded. That is why we’ve seen Labour Councillors vote to sell-off Greenbelt land and increase Council Tax. The Labour Councillors are desperately out of touch with local people.

Electing opposition Councillors to stand up for you in the Council chamber is the first step in a real change agenda in Prescot, Whiston and Knowsley Village. The Liberal Democrats stand for community first politics, our members are not whipped into conformity and are allowed to put the community and people’s interest first.

We want local people to be involved in decision making which is why we want to introduce area forums with a budget.

We oppose the Greenbelt sell-off and we are campaigning to reverse the decision. Our beautiful Greenbelt should be protected.

We believe that Town Centre car parking should be free and welcome the Shakespeare North proposals. We want better parking for people visiting the theatre in future.

We have had an brilliant response from people this year telling us online and on the doorstep that they are supporting us. On Thursday 5th May please use your three votes to elect hard working Councillors who put the community before the Council or party. Support the Liberal Democrats and stop the Labour Council voting against your interests.

Thank you for reading.

Prescot Liberal Democrats


  1. Concerned Voter

    Friday, April 29, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    Wasn’t it the liberal democrats who joined the conservatives in the government between 2010 and 2015 who made the local government cuts to Knowsley MBC?

    The previous Labour government increased the funding to Knowsley Council which shows that Prescot people should trust Labour to protect its citizens.

    • Hadenoughofbeingliedto

      Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 9:49 am

      These are not labour candidates though, they’re self serving charlatans! Heaven forbid they should get back in.

      • Geoff black

        Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 4:48 pm

        Reading all the comments . If I were a Labour Candidate I would be very worried.

    • Mw

      Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 8:39 am

      Yes that is how Labour bankrupt the country. That’s okay then!

    • Geoff

      Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 10:46 pm

      That’s fine . But you get who you vote for.
      The Lib dems are active in Prescot. But Labour. ….
      Our lib dems in Prescot look after the people.
      That’s why I vote for them

  2. WTF

    Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    to concerned voter – i think you should have stopped or you missed a bit out of this sentence?

    The previous Labour government increased the funding to Knowsley Council – who then promptly wasted it in areas across the borough with a very very low % finding a home in Prescot!

    The Shakespeare Theatre will only get local govt funding (begrudgingly) IF the other millions are found first.
    It must really ranckle with them that Prescot is getting this coverage and not the tinpot borough.

  3. WTF

    Friday, May 6, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    Well done Ian Smith and Carl Cashman, FINALLY a voice for Prescot rather than the sheep we’ve had for the last few years.

    • stephen byron

      Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 5:39 pm

      SORRY my friend (Lab 42 Lib Dems 3) did you forget about bedroom tax,you might as well have voted for, the sheep than the Lib Dem candidates

  4. Tony Ely

    Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 11:16 pm

    So WTF as this voice of Prescot just be as parochial as Prescot or can we in Knowsley Village expect the same voice. Since Friday 6th May 2016 the noises have all been about Prescot with the North bit of the ward area not mentioned. Just for clarification its Prescot North including Knowsley Village and not the Peoples Republic Of Prescot. Labour and KMBC despite government cuts that eminated within a CONDEM coalition have invested heavily in Prescot and the Shakespeare Centre however it comes about should be fully supported whoever represents Prescot NORTH. The Election of 3 Lib Dem councillors was certainly a Midsommer Nights Dream and those that Love Labour Lost but that as they say is Politics. It certainly makes the political environment in Prescot North as opposed to the rest of the borough very interesting in deed. Labour in opposition in Prescot North will not be an easy ride for our newly elected representatives.

  5. Mr Wakeford

    Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    I have tried to get Carl Cashman to reply to my email sent a few weeks ago, the questions I asked him was, why does he think Old Lane requires a pedestrian crossing?

  6. JohnJ

    Monday, August 15, 2016 at 9:36 am

    Much ado about the Whittakers green belt site, where a completely unacceptable development plan has been rejected. I wonder if we will soon see a *slightly* less unacceptable plan being nodded through as a great improvement on the previous plan? As usual, there is no public announcement or debate about other possible sites until our elected ‘representatives’ have decided and approved. Other green spaces that were not greenbelt are also fast disappearing, like a further part of the old CF Mott College site.

    Meanwhile the 2013 planning application for up to 36 houses and some public open space on the former BICC Social club site off Scotchbarn Lane lapsed and a new proposal is up, for 72 houses on the site (forget the open space). The former St.Edmund Arrowsmith School site, also on Scotchbarn Lane, is being cleared and offered for development, no numbers yet.

    Just a thought: the schools around Delph Ward are already fully subscribed. Across Knowsley, 8 former school sites and playing fields were released for development in 2013 (all of them apparently suffered from poor drainage and were “not fit for playing sports games”). Where will the increasing numbers of children from this area be schooled? Where is the space for building new school accommodation in future?

    Doctors surgeries often have no appointments available, and refuse to accept bookings more than a week ahead. There has been a noticeable drop in water supply pressure since the housing developments went in on the quarry and transport sites off Two Butt Lane. Can the utilities cope with this rate of housing development in the area? And how will Scotchbarn lane cope with the additional traffic? I doubt that on-street parking will be feasible after this development goes in.

    Some councillors who will talk to residents (voters!) in advance of proposals and approvals would be a refreshing change. Dare we hope?

  7. Joe Green

    Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    One of the Labour Cllr who knocked on my door told me Lib Dems don’t attend

    council Meetings is that true.

    • RED TED

      Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 11:18 pm

      Shame you don’t know any councillors you could ask. 😉

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