All posts tagged "politics"

  • Knowsley Council: £94 Million in Cuts Since 2009

    Knowsley has faced £60 million in government cuts and will face another £34m in the future, according to a video released by the borough council in December. The new £34m Budget Challenge campaign calls on Knowsley residents...

    • Posted December 29, 2014
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  • More Jobs to Go at Knowsley Council

    Knowsley Council announced plans in November to cut 130 jobs in 2015 and 2016, as part of an attempt to save £34 million. They blame the job losses directly on government cuts. “Knowsley’s funding has been cut...

    • Posted December 18, 2014
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  • Knowsley Council Appoints New, Cheaper CEO

    Knowsley Council is set to promote Deputy Chief Executive Mike Harden to the role of Chief Executive, following the departure of Sheena Ramsey earlier this month. Ms Ramsey took voluntary redundancy, and the new post will be...

    • Posted October 29, 2014
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  • Prospective Whiston MP Rimmer Charged with Assault

    Former St Helens Council Leader Marie Rimmer was charged with assault while campaigning in Scotland yesterday (Thursday 18 September). Cllr Rimmer was campaigning against Scottish independence at a polling station in the Shettleston area of Glasgow, when she allegedly assaulted...

    • Posted September 19, 2014
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  • Prescot & Whiston Election Results 2014

    Labour swept the boards again in last week’s Knowsley elections, leaving the party with all 63 council seats in the borough, including four seats in Prescot and Whiston. In Prescot East, Denise Allen won with 1,299 votes...

    • Posted May 28, 2014
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  • Prescot & Whiston Local Elections 2014

    Britain goes to the polls this Thursday, 22 May, to vote for local councillors and members of European Parliament. Candidates standing in Prescot and Whiston for seats on Knowsley Council are as follows: Prescot West Ward Robert...

    • Posted May 20, 2014
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  • Pickles Picks on Knowsley over Taxes

    Government communities secretary Eric Pickles has criticised Knowsley, along with other other councils in Merseyside, for failing to collect a combined £156 million in council tax. The Tory MP slammed KMBC, as well as Liverpool, Sefton and...

    • Posted April 26, 2013
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  • Labour Candidate Elected to Whiston Town Council

    Labour candidate Mavis Doreen Keyes was elected to represent Whiston Tushingham Ward on Whiston Town Council in Thursday 25 April’s by-election. Cllr Keyes received 235 votes, which was 72% of the turnout. Liberal Democrat candidate Carl Cashman...

    • Posted April 26, 2013
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  • Whiston Votes for New Town Councillor

    Voters in Whiston Tushingham Ward will elect a new town councillor on Thursday 25 April. Polls open at 7.00am and close at 10.00pm in Whiston Library, Dragon Drive, and Stadt Moers Environment Centre, Pottery Lane. Carl Cashman...

    • Posted April 24, 2013
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  • 2013 Prescot By-election Results in Full

    Two Knowsley Council seats were contested in 4 April’s Prescot by-elections. In Prescot West Ward, Lynne O’Keeffe (Labour) was elected with 44% of the vote, while in Prescot East, Steff O’Keeffe won with 58%. Meanwhile, Carl Cashman took...

    • Posted April 5, 2013
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