All posts tagged "Labour Party"

  • 2016 Local Elections: Who’s Standing in Prescot & Whiston?

    On Thursday 5 May 2016, every council seat in Knowsley will be up for grabs. Wards and boundaries have changed, and voters will now elect 45 councillors instead of the current 63. What are the issues you...

    • Posted April 8, 2016
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  • Prescot Councillor Blasted over Leaked Emails

    A Prescot councillor has apologised to Huyton activists and former election candidates for calling them ‘little shits’ in an email to fellow councillors. Cllr Denise Allen, who represents Prescot East on Knowsley Council, sent the email from her...

    • Posted February 3, 2016
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  • Knowsley Lib Dems Respond to Labour on Greenbelt Plan

    In a letter to Prescot Online, the Liberal Democrats in Knowsley have responded to the borough council’s newly adopted Local Plan: 26 January 2016 Knowsley Betrays Residents over Greenbelt The news that every single Labour Councillor in Knowsley...

    • Posted January 28, 2016
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  • Knowsley’s Broken Democracy, Part 1: Knowledge Is Power

    The first in a series of opinion pieces by the editor (Too long didn’t read? The gist: Knowsley Council provides information that no one can understand, and without information, you are powerless.) A great philosopher – no...

    • Posted January 12, 2016
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  • Knowsley Council Vote to Give Away Greenbelt

    You can now read Knowsley’s newly adopted Local Plan online (PDF) Knowsley Council have voted unanimously to approve the Local Plan, which releases roughly 1,000 acres of the borough’s greenbelt for residential development. Councillors say that government housing...

    • Posted January 8, 2016
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  • Police Called on Protesters at Knowsley Council Meeting

    A Knowsley Council meeting was postponed after the council called police to remove members of the public. The public meeting was for councillors...

    • Posted December 18, 2015
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  • Syria Air Strikes: Howarth Votes Yes, Rimmer No

    After a day-long debate in the House of Commons yesterday (Wednesday 2 December), Members of Parliament voted 397 to 223 – a majority of 174 – to bomb ISIS targets in Syria. Of Prescot’s MPs, George Howarth (Knowsley)...

    • Posted December 3, 2015
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  • MP Rimmer Assault Case Dropped, Will Return to Court

    St Helens South & Whiston MP Marie Rimmer walked free from a Scottish court this week, as an assault case against her was dismissed. Ms Rimmer is accused of kicking a woman at a polling station in...

    • Posted August 4, 2015
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  • Whiston MP Defies Labour Leader, Votes against Cuts

    Marie Rimmer was among 48 Labour MPs who voted against the Conservative government’s Welfare Reform and Work Bill last night (Monday 20 July). The MP for St Helens South & Whiston defied acting party leader Harriet Harman...

    • Posted July 21, 2015
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  • General Election Candidates for Prescot, Whiston, Rainhill & Cronton

    Who’s standing for election as an MP in your area? Here’s the full local list below: Knowsley Constituency Candidates (Prescot) Louise Bours (UK Independence Party) Alice Elizabeth Bramall (Conservative Party) Carl Cashman (Liberal Democrats) Vikki Ann Gregorich...

    • Posted April 13, 2015
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