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  1. Published on: 06/09/2019 03:20 PMReported by: roving-eye
    Damien commented on the great news for the town...

    Delighted to announce that Southport is to receive up to £25 MILLION to rejuvenate Lord Street and the local economy.
    Whilst Labour wasted millions on The Bootle Strand Shopping Centre, the Conservatives have invested £25m into Southport’s economy.

     

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  3. salus.populi says:06/09/2019 04:02 PM
    It's a £3.6billion fund to be shared between 100 towns but each town will get no more than £25million.
    So where's the other £1.1billion going?

  4. K-T says:06/09/2019 04:06 PM
    Sounds like good news! How will the money be spent and who decides?

  5. justbecause says:06/09/2019 04:57 PM
    I’m pretty sure the Marxists at Sefton Council will find a way of diverting this money from Southport to Bootle.

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  7. Username2016 says:06/09/2019 05:10 PM
    Potentially good news, does lack a bit of class deciding to focus more on bootle and labour rather than the potential positives of the announcement. Potential positives in bringing more investment in that we’d ever got or would get with a Lib Dem MP, our last incumbent seemed more focused in wasting money trying to block Sainsbury’s and the only visible investment in the town was using allowances in renting an office off the local Lib Dem’s to top up the party’s coffers each year at probably not a very good rate rather than lowering the price of politics.

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  9. salus.populi says:06/09/2019 08:01 PM
    What with the first waving and faux aggressive delivery?
    Been watching too much Boris?
    Why's he standing in the middle of the road?

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  11. onehorsetown2 says:06/09/2019 08:19 PM
    I notice it's up to £25 million pounds, that could mean just a fiver. The purchase of the Strand is also a red herring as it is making the council money and so helping to keep council tax down.
    Last edited by onehorsetown2; 07/09/2019 at 09:47 AM. Reason: spelling

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  13. seivad says:07/09/2019 12:34 PM
    Awarding £25 million, when from 2011-2020, central government's austerity cuts resulted in a total £233 million budget shortfall for Sefton Council, how generous.

    No mention of how much European funding will be lost post Brexit. I guarantee that no matter how many "Stronger Towns Funds" are implemented, they won't come close to compensating for the loss of European funding... and Southport has been one of the towns that has truly benefitted from EU funds.

    Johnson may have increased May's town funding by £2 billion, but look what you will still lose out on. I know that European funding is UK taxpayer's money, but unless a post Brexit government funds projects to the same extent as the EU, you still lose.


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  15. Ceam says:07/09/2019 01:08 PM
    Must be an election on the way....

  16. Sandpies says:08/09/2019 12:26 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by seivad View Post
    Awarding £25 million, when from 2011-2020, central government's austerity cuts resulted in a total £233 million budget shortfall for Sefton Council, how generous.

    No mention of how much European funding will be lost post Brexit. I guarantee that no matter how many "Stronger Towns Funds" are implemented, they won't come close to compensating for the loss of European funding... and Southport has been one of the towns that has truly benefitted from EU funds.

    Johnson may have increased May's town funding by £2 billion, but look what you will still lose out on. I know that European funding is UK taxpayer's money, but unless a post Brexit government funds projects to the same extent as the EU, you still lose.


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    So the EU "funding" money comes from the UK's contribution, so what's your point? The EU, gives us sweet FA, but we sure as hell pay them a few bob more than we get back.

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  18. Nash says:08/09/2019 02:52 PM
    Small bribe heading Southport's way. General Election coming soon. Beware of Conservative scammers.

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  20. Username2016 says:08/09/2019 03:38 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Nash View Post
    Small bribe heading Southport's way. General Election coming soon. Beware of Conservative scammers.
    Would you rather something from the Tories or nothing but bitterness, divisiveness and anti-Southport policies from the Lib Dem’s?

    There’s a distinct lack of evidence over all the years of Pugh of what was actually achieved for the town other than looking after themselves with channelling office rental into own pockets, employing Lib Dem councillors blurring the lines between councillor role and MP support roles and setting up printing societies.

    With regards their last candidate, they’d have the money earmarked for a tram from the pier to ASDA as that seemed like their only idea for the town. We can guarantee that the likes of Cllr Dawson will put more energy into doing the opposition down then using their so-called expert knowledge of the town to contribute to good ideas to spend whatever money comes the towns way (which even if over £10 is probably £10 more than their party has contributed)

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  22. Nash says:09/09/2019 10:04 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Username2016 View Post
    Would you rather something from the Tories or nothing but bitterness, divisiveness and anti-Southport policies from the Lib Dem’s?
    I have no idea what the Lib Dems have done to upset you. Possible electoral basis?
    The Tories have been running the country down so that the UK can become a third world country.

    Strange that the promise of money comes just as The Tories want to call a General Election in the hope of a further power period before crashing out of the EU without a deal leaves everyone worse off.

    This dodgy government is definitely dodgy, and Dumb-ien Moore now PPS to slimy Gove.

  23. Username2016 says:09/09/2019 10:47 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Nash View Post
    I have no idea what the Lib Dems have done to upset you. Possible electoral basis?
    Not sure what “possible electoral basis” means but moreso I have no idea what you think the Lib Dem’s have done in Southport to merit a vote:

    1) in coalition our Lib Dem MP voted with the Tories on many policies that are Southport unfriendly (bedroom tax being one of them as is reduction in council funding) so it’s hypocritical to just blame the Tories, they enabled it for their 15 mins of fame.
    2) we had nearly 20 years of a Lib Dem MP with absolutely nothing to show for it other than wasting lots of taxpayer cash trying to block Sainsbury’s as his view was its key to the town. By your statement I’d suggest that was “dumb” as when did anyone base their seaside trip of whether or not there was a small to medium sized Sainsbury’s there....which of course may or may not close inspire or despite improving a now ever increasingly derelict Kew retail park
    3) the behaviour of some of their councillors is frankly embarrassing and us in fact to the detriment of the town in making the council chamber unworkable for the council collective and the residents who go there. The failure to deal with the poor behaviour from some of their councillors is a massive problem too.
    4) the pivoting on a sixpence from the campaign of “sue lives here, she’s local” to dragging in a “down with bootle” clone from wide afar shows they’d compromise any principle to get votes.
    5) locally they have no positive ideas to improve the town, their focus is to do down others to look like least worst option rather than best, eg in last election their “best” idea seemed to be a tram from the pier to ASDA

    ....otherwise, they’re a great party but from a Southport perspective if they haven’t achieved anything by now, they’re not likely to achieve anything in the future so why waste the vote to just get soundbites and the rent on a Lib Dem owned office paid.

    Im neither Tory or Labour by the way but a Lib Dem vote is a proven wasted vote in my view.

  24. Nash says:10/09/2019 02:52 PM
    I note from the recent article on this site that none of Dumb-ien's assertions are true. Must have been reading from the Boris Book of Untruths.

    Don't waste a vote on this snake oil salesman.


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