All posts tagged "local politics"

  • Whiston Town Council By-election on the Cards

    Voters in Whiston Delph Ward are able to call a by-election following the sad passing of Councillor Jackie Delaney late last month. Her death means there is now a vacancy on Whiston Town Council. A by-election will...

    • Posted June 10, 2016
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  • Prescot, Whiston Local Election Results, May 2016

    The people of Prescot and Whiston went to the polls in Thursday 5 May’s local elections, and here is how they voted: PRESCOT NORTH Carl Cashman (Liberal Democrat) 1,254 (20%) Elected Ian Smith (Liberal Democrat) 1,196 (19%) Elected...

    • Posted May 6, 2016
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  • Labour Victory in Knowsley, but Lib Dems Upset Apple Cart in Prescot North

    It was a clean sweep for Labour among most of the borough of Knowsley in yesterday’s elections – except in Prescot North, where the Liberal Democrats won all three seats. In the neighbouring wards of Prescot South...

    • Posted May 6, 2016
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  • Knowsley Lib Dems’ Message to Prescot & Whiston

    Prescot 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...

    • Posted April 29, 2016
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  • 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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  • Ask the Candidates: Prescot & Whiston Local Elections

    On Thursday 5 May 2o16, Knowsley will go to the polls to elect a new council. Every seat in the borough – that’s 45 councillors, recently cut down from 63 – will be up for grabs. What...

    • Posted March 17, 2016
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  • Knowsley’s Broken Democracy, Part 2: Absolute Power

    The second in a series of opinion pieces by the editor. (Read Part 1 here.) (Too long, didn’t read? The gist: A one-party council is never democratic. With no opposition, local government can do whatever it likes. Vote...

    • Posted February 23, 2016
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  • Prescot Councillors Respond to Greenbelt Controversy

    Two Knowsley councillors have responded to Prescot Online readers’ concerns about the council’s newly adopted Local Plan. The main objection related to the removal of protected status from roughly half of the borough’s greenbelt, meaning owners will...

    • Posted January 18, 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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