Labour gain one seat (Birkenhead) on the Wirral but Conservatives win majority of seats in 2019 General Election

Labour gain one seat (Birkenhead) on the Wirral but Conservatives win majority of seats in 2019 General Election

Labour gain one seat (Birkenhead) on the Wirral but Conservatives win majority of seats in 2019 General Election

                                    

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Here are the general election results declared early on the 13th December 2019 for the four constituencies on the Wirral in alphabetical order by constituency.

Birkenhead

Mick Whitley was elected as the Labour Member of Parliament for Birkenhead with 24,990 votes. Frank Field (Birkenhead Social Justice Party) came second with 7,285 votes. Third was Claire Michelle Rowles (Conservative) with 5,540 votes.
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Resident refused ballot paper in Birkenhead (General Election 2019)

Resident refused ballot paper in Birkenhead (General Election 2019)

Resident refused ballot paper in Birkenhead (General Election 2019)

                                   

polling station 3 Holy Cross Primary School AC Bidston and St James 2019
Polling station 3 Holy Cross Primary School AC Bidston and St James 2019

This is a quick report on what happened when I went to vote at my local polling station (which is Holy Cross Catholic Primary School in polling district AC in Bidston and St James ward (which for the purposes of this general election of a Member of Parliament is in the Birkenhead Constituency)).
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Memoirs – Chapter 2 – School Days and “policies”

Memoirs – Chapter 2 – School Days and “policies”

Memoirs – Chapter 2 – School Days and “policies”

                                     

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Continuing from Memoirs – Chapter 1 – SAPE, the Russian Doll problem and the “black budget” of Merseyside Police I’m now moving on to school days and policies.

When I was ten (now called national curriculum year 6) I changed primary school from St Josephs Upton to St Josephs Birkenhead. This was nearly three decades ago and the year was 1991.

Each school had slightly different policies – I came from a family interested in politics though where policies were discussed and debated.
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ATOS use PR business to “monitor websites and social media” “for mentions of Atos and disability assessments”

ATOS use PR business to “monitor websites and social media” “for mentions of Atos and disability assessments”

ATOS use PR business to “monitor websites and social media” “for mentions of Atos and disability assessments”

                                            

Ministerial Correspondence DWP (ATOS supply information for “Ministerial correspondence”)
Ministerial Correspondence DWP (ATOS supply information for “Ministerial correspondence”)

I’ve been reading through the Department for Work and Pensions contract with Atos IT Services UK Ltd (who trade under the name Independent Assessment Services (IAS)) which is a contract for PIP assessments in Northern England and Scotland. However in the area I live (Birkenhead) the PIP assessments are sub-contracted to an organisation called TICCS.
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Consultation starts on “masterplan” for Birkenhead Town Centre, but what changes does it propose?

Consultation starts on “masterplan” for Birkenhead Town Centre, but what changes does it propose?

Consultation starts on “masterplan” for Birkenhead Town Centre, but what changes does it propose?

                                

Cllr Tony Jones (Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Growth) (foreground) at a meeting of Wirral Council’s Cabinet (30th September 2019)
Cllr Tony Jones (Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Growth) (foreground) at a meeting of Wirral Council’s Cabinet (30th September 2019)

Wirral Council have received £173,029 to set up a Town Deal Board, come up with an Investment Plan for Birkenhead and to consult on the proposed changes. The aim of this is so that Wirral Council can then make a bid for up to £25 million of funding from the government’s Towns Fund.
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