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Wirral Council: Nine libraries face closure by end of October, feat. Ruth Molyneux

Nine libraries are to close as part of savings being made by a council. Libraries, in Hoylake, Irby, Pensby, Prenton, Wallasey Village, Woodchurch, Higher Bebington, Bromborough and New Ferry, will be shut by the local authority on 30 October as part of £20m cuts, Wirral Council said. Bromborough Campaigner Ruth Molyneux said people “feel betrayed”. […]

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Meet the Councillors who have defected to the Green Party

In the last two years, dozens of Councillors have defected to the Green Party of England and Wales. Between April 2020 and August 2022 16 Labour Councillors crossed over from red to Green, with three Liberal Democrats and one Tory also making the same move. At the Green Party’s autumn conference, taking place in Harrogate […]

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Greens call for retrofit revolution to tackle cost of living crisis

Wirral Green Party is encouraging Wirral Council to tackle growing levels of fuel poverty and the cost of living crisis by supporting a retrofit revolution.  Greens welcome the national and local financial support to help residents with energy bills. But rising energy costs are not a one off. To protect against future energy price increases, […]

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Cllr Jo Bird – ‘Five things I’ve learnt since joining the Green Party’

Thanks to Bright Green for posting this article detailing our new councillor Jo Bird’s thoughts since joining the Green Party. I joined the Green Party in March, three months ago. I feel happy about that every day. We share our commitment to social and environmental justice. What have I learned from my experience on the […]

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Labour, Tories and LibDems join forces to block Real Living Wage in Wirral as only Greens back anti-poverty measure

Labour, Tory and LibDem councillors have voted not even to consider the issue of paying the Real Living Wage to all workers delivering Wirral Council services. Twenty-three local authorities in England pay the ‘RLW’ to contractors and staff working for outsourced providers too. But in Wirral borough on Merseyside, two years after all parties agreed to pay the Real […]

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Recent roundup – post election success

7th May – The Post A remarkable Green surge on the Wirral https://www.livpost.co.uk/p/still-growing-a-remarkable-green?r=1en71p&s=r&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=email 6th May – Wirral TUC Statement on local election results https://www.facebook.com/WirralTuc/posts/366906498799428 6th May – Green World Local council elections 2022: Green gains across the country https://greenworld.org.uk/article/local-council-elections-2022-green-gains-across-country 6th May – The Globe Local elections 2022: Wirral’s Greens celebrate a successful night with a number of gains […]

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A remarkable Green surge on the Wirral

“People see us all year round,” says Judith Grier, the newly elected Green councillor for Bebington who romped home with 53% of the vote on Thursday. Litter and road safety are the issues that put her in office, she says. These sound like the perennials of local politics, but they form a bigger picture too […]

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