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Meet four candidates for Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner

Among the four elections across Merseyside on May 6 is the vote for a new Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC). The incumbent, Jane Kennedy, is stepping down, and four new faces are vying for the role.
Guild of Students

Socialist Students keep up pressure on universities over education fees

Socialist Students have continued to keep up pressure on universities in Britain following their nationwide education fees protests. The group organised campaign stalls and open-air meetings in 26 universities across the country last week. They believe the delays in the return...

The seven candidates vying to be Liverpool mayor on election day

On May 6 Liverpool is set to elect a new Mayor with seven candidates vying for the role. The role has been filled by acting Mayor Wendy Simon following the resignation of Joe Anderson. Mr Anderson was arrested on suspicion of...

Socialist Students demand free tuition following Covid-19 disruptions

A Socialist Students group occupied the University of Liverpool Guild of Students demanding free tuition following a year of Covid-19 disruptions. Members of the group are calling for the removal of fees as part of their wider policy of cancelling...
House of Commons

Liverpool’s Kim Johnson challenges Boris Johnson on fire and rehire policy

Liverpool Riverside MP Kim Johnson put a question to the Prime Minister in Parliament following the GMB British Gas engineer strike. Today's Prime Minister's questions included a question from Ms Johnson on the government's stance on fire and rehire practices. Last...
Liverpool city council

Liverpool City Council reacts to Government intervention

The Government has announced that it will intervene in the running of Liverpool City Council after a bombshell report into the administration was revealed. Local Government Secretary, Robert Jenrick, delivered a statement to Parliament where he outlined the major problems discovered in the report and his plans for the future running of the council.
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Liverpool City Council pledges to address inspection concerns

Liverpool City Council is taking findings from the government inspection into its highways, regeneration and property management functions seriously after the report found serious issues. Government inspector Max Caller found failings in the handling of aspects such as: Land disposal ...

Students urged to complete census on Sunday amid concerns of skewed data

Students are being encouraged to complete a census for both their university address and their at-home address. The 2021 census will be carried out on March 21 to gather data on how coronavirus has affected health and finances across England,...

On this day, 1974: former Wirral school-boy Harold Wilson becomes PM for the second...

Merseyside in the 1960s and 70s was hotbed of culture and activity. Not only did the city have their most famous export topping the charts, but one of their adopted sons was top of the government. Twice. Harold Wilson is...
Rishi Sunak

Thousands of new jobs predicted as Liverpool experts welcome freeport status

Economy experts in Liverpool have welcomed yesterday’s news that the region will be granted freeport status. The Liverpool City Region is one of eight locations confirmed by Rishi Sunak to become a ‘special economic zone’. Linda Walsh, Senior Lecturer in economics...