7 political news stories and 1 sporting result: a review of the week covering the Prime Minister, European Parliament Elections, Tranmere Rovers FC, Wirral Council, Liverpool City Council, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, climate change protests and New Ferry!

polling station 3 Holy Cross Primary School AC Bidston and St James 2nd May 2019 photo 7 of 8

Polling station 3 Holy Cross Primary School AC Bidston and St James

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Rt Hon Prime Minister Theresa May announced her resignation as Leader of the Conservative and Unionist Party effective from the 7th June 2019 in a televised speech outside 10 Downing Street on Friday.

Her resignation triggered a leadership election in the Conservative and Unionist Party.
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Who are the 61 candidates standing in the election of 8 Members of the European Parliament in 2019 in the North West England region?

                                       

polling station 3 Holy Cross Primary School AC Bidston and St James 2nd May 2019 photo 7 of 8

Polling station 3 Holy Cross Primary School AC Bidston and St James 2nd May 2019

ED – Updated 22.5.19 to include response from Wirral Council.

ED – Updated 22.5.19 to include response from Manchester City Council and further second response from Wirral Council.

23rd May 2019 was polling day in the European Parliamentary Elections. On the Wirral people voted in the North-West England area.

Eight Members of the European Parliament will be elected for the North-West England region and the voting system is the D’Hondt system (a type of proportional representation).

The Regional Returning Officer is Joanne Roney OBE, Regional Returning Officer for the North West, Town Hall Extension, Manchester, M60 2LA. For the Wirral area the (Local) Returning Officer is Eric Robinson, Wallasey Town Hall, Brighton Street, Seacombe, CH44 8ED.
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Directions issued by DJ Hennessy at hearing in libel and negligence cases brought against Wirral Council

                                      

Birkenhead County Court entrance 5th October 2018

Birkenhead County Court entrance

Previous coverage of hearings in this matter held at Birkenhead County Court can be read at the following links:

Hearing in Chalmers vs Wirral Borough Council (E14YJ013) is adjourned

DJ Hennessy refers to “traffic chaos” and criticises Wirral Council for not complying with a court order

After Wirral Council ask for libel case to be immediately struck out, DJ Hennessy gives Claimant 3 weeks and chance to amend her Particulars of Claim first

Today was a hearing in the two linked cases (E14YJ013 & E24YJ652) brought by Mrs Chalmers against Wirral Borough Council at Birkenhead County Court.
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Liverpool City Council councillors will decide on Wednesday evening on whether to invest £50 million in commercial property

                                          

Mayor Joe Anderson (Chair of Liverpool City Council’s Cabinet) 6th March 2019

Mayor Joe Anderson (Chair of Liverpool City Council’s Cabinet) 6th March 2019

Liverpool City Council’s Cabinet on Friday agreed to recommend to a public meeting of all Liverpool City Council councillors on Wednesday evening, a new Commercial Property Fund Strategy.

The policy recommends that Liverpool City Council invest £50 million in commercial property of which £25 million will be borrowed and £25 million from future sales by Liverpool City Council of land and buildings.
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Upper Tribunal Judge Wikeley grants limited permission to appeal First-tier Tribunal (GRC) costs order

Liverpool Civil & Family Court, Vernon Street, Liverpool, L2 2BX (the venue for First-Tier Tribunal case EA/2016/0033)

Liverpool Civil & Family Court, Vernon Street, Liverpool, L2 2BX (the venue for First-Tier Tribunal case EA/2016/0054)

I’ll declare an interest in this matter as I’m one of the parties to the case (the Appellant).

In an update to a story from January 2019 headlined Why did the First-tier Tribunal (Information Rights) take over 2 years to decide on a permission to appeal request?, the Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals Chamber) has now made a decision on permission to appeal, after a request by myself for permission to appeal was renewed to it.
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