What was the byelection result of the election of a councillor for Oxton (to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council) in November 2021?

What was the byelection result of the election of a councillor for Oxton (to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council) in November 2021?

What was the byelection result of the election of a councillor for Oxton (to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council) in November 2021?

                                                       

By John Brace (Editor)
and
Leonora Brace (Co-Editor)

First publication date: Friday 26th November 2021, 6:10 (GMT).

Wirral Tennis and Sports Centre entrance (Bidston, Wirral) where the election of a councillor for Oxton to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council was announced in November 2021
Wirral Tennis and Sports Centre entrance (Bidston, Wirral) where the election of a councillor for Oxton to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council was announced in November 2021

Polling day for the Oxton byelection of a councillor to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council was on 25th November 2021 and after polling stations closed at 10.00 pm, ballots cast in person on polling day were then transported from the 4 polling stations in Oxton to Wirral Tennis & Sports Centre to be counted. Postal votes were also transported to the Wirral Tennis & Sports Centre (pictured above) in Bidston.

The votes were then counted and the election result was announced and the election result published on Wirral Council’s website.
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What’s in the nomination papers, candidate’s consent to nomination, request for party emblems and agent appointment forms for candidates in the Oxton byelection of a councillor to Wirral Council in November 2021?

What’s in the nomination papers, candidate’s consent to nomination, request for party emblems and agent appointment forms for candidates in the Oxton byelection of a councillor to Wirral Council in November 2021?

What’s in the nomination papers, candidate’s consent to nomination, request for party emblems and agent appointment forms for candidates in the Oxton byelection of a councillor to Wirral Council in November 2021?

                                                   

By John Brace (Editor)

First publication date: Tuesday 23rd November 2021, 11:10 (GMT).

Wirral Tennis and Sports Centre entrance (Bidston, Wirral) 5th May 2021
Wirral Tennis and Sports Centre entrance (Bidston, Wirral)

There is (at the time of writing) a byelection in Oxton ward in the election of one councillor to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council following a vacancy caused by the death of Andy Corkhill (who was one of three Oxton councillors at the time of his death) in early October 2021.
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Reports into finance and governance issues at Wirral Council recommend “reducing the number of libraries, leisure centres, golf clubs, and public conveniences”

Reports into finance and governance issues at Wirral Council recommend “reducing the number of libraries, leisure centres, golf clubs, and public conveniences”

Reports into finance and governance issues at Wirral Council recommend “reducing the number of libraries, leisure centres, golf clubs, and public conveniences”

                                                          

Oliver Twist asks for more in Oliver! (1968)
Oliver Twist asks for more in Oliver! (1968)

By John Brace (Editor)
and Leonora Brace (Co-Editor)

First publication date: 3rd November 2021, 10:56 (GMT).

Two external reviews into Wirral Council were published by the
Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities yesterday (2nd November 2021). The first was the final version of a 40 page report into Wirral Council’s finances which has logos of CIPFA (Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy) and Peopletoo Ltd on its cover page.

The second was a 20 page governance review dated September 2021 written by an Ada Burns.
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United Nations COP26 Climate Change Conference starts: but will humankind change course?

United Nations COP26 Climate Change Conference starts: but will humankind change course?                                                                    By John Brace (Editor) and Leonora Brace (Co-Editor) Please note that any comments left are subject to moderation before publication due to the ongoing byelection in Oxton. First publication date: 28th October 2021, 20:24 (BST, GMT+1). For over ten years this blog […]

United Nations COP26 Climate Change Conference starts: but will humankind change course?

                                                                  

By John Brace (Editor)
and Leonora Brace (Co-Editor)

Protest about green spaces and climate change outside Liverpool Town Hall 15th January 2020
Protest about green spaces and climate change outside Liverpool Town Hall 15th January 2020

Please note that any comments left are subject to moderation before publication due to the ongoing byelection in Oxton.

First publication date: 28th October 2021, 20:24 (BST, GMT+1).

For over ten years this blog has had a focus on Wirral Council, broadening out also into an exploration of wider local government here in Merseyside and the Liverpool City Region.
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What happened at a public meeting of Wirral Council’s Policy and Resources Committee to discuss budget cuts proposals for 2022/23?

What happened at a public meeting of Wirral Council’s Policy and Resources Committee to discuss budget cuts proposals for 2022/23?

What happened at a public meeting of Wirral Council’s Policy and Resources Committee to discuss budget cuts proposals for 2022/23?

                                                  

Wirral Council Policy and Resources Committee (25th October 2021) Left to Right Councillor Janette Williamson Philip McCourt resized
Wirral Council Policy and Resources Committee (25th October 2021) Left to Right, Councillor Janette Williamson (Chair) (left) and Philip McCourt (Monitoring Officer) (middle)

Before this piece on the special meeting of Wirral Council’s Policy and Resources Committee in the interests of openness and transparency I have three specific interests to declare.


1. During the meeting itself I am mentioned (briefly) by name by Councillor Julie McManus as I emailed her prior to the meeting with a combined series of questions, some of which are merely journalistic inquiries, others as I’m a local resident and she’s my local councillor. At the time of writing and publication I have not received answers to these questions yet from Wirral Council but when (and if) I do so I plan to update this piece with Wirral Council’s responses (although you can watch the video below for what was said by employees and councillors at te meeting).
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