Councillors Advice Centre - Thursday 28th May


Meols Ward Lib Dem Councillors John Dodd, Nigel Ashton and Jo Barton are holding their next advice centre in Churchtown.

We will be at Cafe Moo Moo on Cambridge Road (by the junction with Preston New Road, next to Boots) from 10:30 to 11:30 am on Thursday 28th May.

Who is running Sefton Council?


For the past three years, Sefton Council has been controlled by a seven-person Cabinet consisting entirely of Labour Councillors from Bootle. Opposition and backbench councillors can question and make representations to these people on local residents behalf - but they have no power to over rule them. 21 of the 66 Sefton Councillors are elected from Southport. Of these Southport councillors, 16 are presently Liberal Democrats and 5 are Conservatives. There are three councillors in each council ward. Because of the financial situation of the Council, the Lib Dems proposed to reduce this to two but this is opposed by the Labour bosses. A third of the councillors are elected every year for a 4-year term.
 

NIGEL SAYS ‘THANK YOU’

 
 
In Meols Ward, Lib Dem councillor Nigel Ashton increased his share of the vote from when he was first elected in 2011. Nigel Ashton and the Meols Ward team thank you for your continued support.


John Dodd at Lane Ends shops, Churchtown,  Southport



John Dodd at Lane Ends shops, Churchtown, Southport promoting Dementia Awareness week with Cllr Dan Lewis, Cllr Sue McGuire, Cllr Pat Keith and medical professionals.

Sefton Council - New Leader but same old Bootle Dominance


So Sefton has a new Leader (Cllr. Ian Maher) and surprise, surprise it’s another Labour Councillor from Bootle and his Deputy will be, yes you have guessed it, another Labour Councillor from Bootle (Cllr. John Fairclough). The Bootle Labour Party has dominated Sefton politics for some years now.

The Library In The Gardens



A new library is being progressed in the Botanic Gardens Southport to serve both Churchtown and Crossens communities.

There next fundraising event is a Blind Wine Tasting, West Lancs Yacht Club Friday 22nd May 7.30pm. Please contact helenmaloney@hotmail.co.uk

Councillors Advice Centre - Thursday 28th May


Meols Ward Lib Dem Councillors John Dodd, Nigel Ashton and Jo Barton are holding their next advice centre in Churchtown.

We will be at Cafe Moo Moo on Cambridge Road (by the junction with Preston New Road, next to Boots) from 10:30 to 11:30 am on Thursday 28th May.

We will be there to meet you and discuss any Council problems you may have. No appointment necessary. Just pop in.

We also hold a monthly advice centre in Crossens, at St John's School, Rufford Road, Crossens every month (except August) on the second Saturday of the month from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon.

Sefton Council's Political Composition

 

Political GroupNumber of Councillors
Labour42
Liberal Democrat16
Conservative7
Formby Residents Action Group1
Total66

Meols Ward - Results


Election Candidate

Party

Votes

%

Nigel AshtonLiberal Democrats206532%Elected
Georgia PactorConservative Party173326%Not elected
Patricia Elaine ShanksUnited Kingdom Independence Party137521%Not elected
Debbie BannonThe Labour Party114117%Not elected
Rick FurnessThe Green Party2374%Not elected             

3 reasons to vote Lib Dem in Churchtown, Crossens and Marshside on Thursday May 7th



1 – Green Belt

Nigel Ashton with John Pugh and John Dodd
Cllr Nigel Ashton has led the Lib Dem campaign to save our local Green Belt for the last three years. Labour’s Local Plan threatens to cover many acres of green belt with concrete and tarmac. What have the Conservatives done? Nothing.


2 – Churchtown Library

Nigel Ashton led the campaign to save Churchtown Library

Cllr Nigel Ashton led the campaign to save Churchtown Library and was the founding Chair of the North Meols Library Association, working to open a community-run library in Botanic Gardens. The Bootle-dominated Labour Party closed down three local libraries in Southport. They kept three libraries open in the Bootle constituency.

3 – Botanic Gardens 


When the Bootle Labour Party pushed through the latest round of cuts at the Botanic, John Pugh and the local Lib Dems collected a massive 5000 signature petition against this. Councillor Nigel Ashton spoke out against the Botanic cuts in the Council chamber. The Conservatives did nothing.

Vote Lib Dem on May 7th to re-elect John Pugh as MP for Southport and Nigel Ashton as Councillor for Meols Ward