Peter Dowd MP today in Parliament

Peter Dowd

Shadow chief secretary to the Treasury Peter Dowd says the “only thing the party opposite are open to and tolerant of are big fat donations from Russian oligarchs”.

He says that the UK’s “place in the world is a laughing stock” due to Ms May’s “supine sycophancy” for US President Donald Trump.

He asks if the UK spend “decades” trying to get rid of divides in Northern Ireland only to reconstitute them later.

Delays in the supply chain will lead to higher costs for consumer, he adds. A Customs Union is what businesses need, what producers want and would most benefit consumers, he states.

Labour’s New Clause 13 would “empower” the Commons while the government seeks to “sidestep” it, he says.

“If they can’t get a grip, get out,” he finishes.


Restrictions on Dogs in Sefton

In July 2017 a public Space Protection order ( PSPO ) was granted to initiate restrictions on dogs in parks and public spaces in Sefton.

The PSPO is here: LINK

I was notified over the weekend of enforcement actions taking place.  I contacted the Head of Green Sefton to point out that there was inadequate signage and publicity to indicate the restricted areas.

He has now suspended all enforcement action until problems are addressed.

I will update this post with further information and maps of restricted areas.

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Posted by on July 16, 2018 in Uncategorized


Planning app Former HSBC

Papa John’s Pizza have applied to convert part of the former HSBC into a take-away unit Application Number DC/2018/01196


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Posted by on July 11, 2018 in Uncategorized


Planning applications this week

Victoria Ward only

66 Coronation Road Crosby Liverpool L23 5RQ Reference:   DC/2018/01133

Proposal:     Erection of a single storey extension to the rear of the property following the demolition of the existing extension and alterations to the shop front

26 Warwick Avenue Crosby Liverpool L23 3BS  Reference:   DC/2018/01219

roposal:     Erection of a single storey extension to the side and rear of the dwellinghouse (alternative to DC/2017/01162 granted 07/09/17)

28 Morningside Crosby Liverpool L23 0UW  Reference:   DC/2018/01264

Proposal:     Certificate of lawfulness for the proposed erection of a single storey extension to the rear of the dwellinghouse

3 Highfield Grove Crosby Liverpool L23 9TD  Reference:   DC/2018/01277

Proposal:     Erection of a two storey extension to the side and a dormer extension incorporating a juilete balcony to the  rear of the dwellinghouse


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Posted by on July 7, 2018 in Planning


Heathrow expansion vote 25/0618

I am very proud that our MP voted against Heathrow Expansion.Heathrow exp vote 260618



Thank you for re-electing your Councillor Jan Grace in the Local Elections 2018 with 65% of the Vote.

In Sefton,  Labour had a great night winning three additional seats, two from the Lib Dems and one from Independents.  Great to have Nina Killen back. Amazing wins in Southport in Kew for Janis Blackburne and Norwood for Mhairi  Doyle. Great to get Sudell Back with Yvonne Sayers.


Cllr Jan Grace, Cllr Les Byrom CBE, Peter Dowd MP

Across the four Crosby/Waterloo/Thornton/Seaforth Wards the percentage of those voting for the main parties was as Follows:

Local ward percentage


LABOUR           67%

CON               14%

LIB                 12%

GREEN            7% 



Sefton Labour now has 22 Female Councillors and 21 Male.


All 43 Sefton Council MBC, Labour Party Members, including newly elected Sam Marshall, (Blundellsands) Nina Killen(Ravenmeols)  Mahiri Doyle (Norwood) Janis Blackburne ( Kew)  Yvonne Sayers ( Sudell) and Liz Dowd ( Ford)

Stats election 18




Vote Councillor Jan Grace for Labour on May 3rd.

BTH GE 2017

Cllr Les Byrom CBE, Cllr Michael Roche. Cllr Jan Grace and  Peter Dowd MP at the GE Count Bootle Town Hall 2016

Jan Ltr to WS

Polling Stations In Victoria Ward

Polling Stations

Polling Stations In Victoria Ward