All posts tagged "politics"

  • 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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  • Campaigners Urged to Attend Next Knowsley Greenbelt Meeting

    A council meeting to discuss Knowsley’s controversial Local Plan has been reconvened for Wednesday 6 January. Knowsley Council met on Tuesday 16 December to vote on the plan, which would see most of the borough’s greenbelt stripped...

    • Posted December 29, 2015
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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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  • Tribute to Joe McGarry (1932-2015)

    The family of the late Joe McGarry, a one-time Knowsley councillor and Mayor of Prescot, have kindly given Prescot Online permission to publish this tribute, which was read at his funeral on 10 June 2015. Joseph, known...

    • Posted June 15, 2015
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  • Rainhill Local Election Results

    Labour candidate Joseph Patrick De Asha won the Rainhill seat on St Helens Council in last Thursday’s local election. He won in the ward with 3,671 votes, beating nearest rival Kathleen Sheila Barton, who took 1,284 votes...

    • Posted May 11, 2015
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