BY the time this letter has been published the Wirral Council, hung for a decade, will no doubt stagger on under one kind of deal or another between the parties and one which was never on the ballot paper or mandated by the electorate on May 6.
What will not occur is a coalition in the truest sense of the word with all three parties burying their differences and sharing the responsibilities of governance. Given that Wirral Tories’ much trumpeted landslide return to overall power did not occur, with gains nearly matched by losses, the Liberal Democrats suffering a setback loss of five seats and remarkably Labour securing by far the largest vote overall but still with less seats than the Tories, none of the three parties can argue that they have any mandate to govern by a two party coalition.
Sadly, Messrs Green, Foulkes or Holbrooke are not prepared to sacrifice the politician’s Holy Grail of power in favour of the interests of the electorate and to join together in a cabinet of all talents and thus restore government by consensus in Wirral.
Former Independent Wirral councillor, Upton
I LIVE in Wallasey and along with many other residents went for around four days with either no water or a lack of pressure.
It was very frustrating, but it made me realise how much we take for granted the fact we have water available 24 hours a day.
I think it would be a great idea if we all gave our compensation money being offered by United Utilities to the likes of Oxfam or other organisations working to provide water to those who don't have it.
Thanks for election support
I WANTED to give my best wishes, and thanks to all who showed their support to me during the election.
It is a very great honour to represent Wirral South, where I was born and grew up.
As many people know, starting a new venture, or just moving house, can be a busy time with many tasks to do at once – and becoming a Member of Parliament is no different!
I am in the process of setting up a new constituency office and will be publishing my permanent contact details once all the arrangements are finalised.
In the meantime anyone living in the Wirral South constituency can get in touch with me on 07977 217835 or via the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will not be able to receive either letters or phone calls at the old address (38 Bebington Road, New Ferry) after June 1.
I look forward to meeting many more residents in the near future, and listening to your ideas, suggestions and concerns. During the election, I took up hundreds of individual cases, and enjoyed being able to help people. This will continue now I am our MP.
I am also getting to work on increasing the number of apprenticeships – a campaign which many Wirral South have shown their support for.
We must make sure that Wirral and Merseyside do not lose out in coming months, and I’ll be working with other parliamentarians across the peninsula and Liverpool city region to speak up for our area.
Member of Parliament for Wirral South
I WENT for a short walk along the Kings Parade last Monday after the hot weekend and was horrified by the sight that met my eyes in the grass dips there.
The amount of litter left scattered all over the place was an absolute disgrace.
All those responsible, and you know who you are, should be thoroughly ashamed of themselves leaving such an uncivilised mess. In fact, uncivilised is just the word, as those who left this were more like animals in intelligence. No doubt the local uneducated and uncultured “chavs” had all been gathering there and left their typical mark.
We needn’t worry about potential mess left by any travellers if this is what the locals leave!
Well done RBL
I READ your article about the Birkenhead branch of Royal British Legion on April 28.
It was very interesting and I would like to say well done to all those who have worked so hard on this project, It was news to me and I'm sure to many, that this was the very first British Legion ever.
I am Birkenhead born and bred plus ex-Forces. I must admit that I'm not a member of any RBL but what another first for Birkenhead.
We seem to have quite a number of important firsts in this town of ours.
Couldn't English Heritage get involved? Let’s get a blue plaque on the building. I think people all over should know where it started, not keep it secret.
I'm sure that many, many people didn't know about how important this building is.