The cartoon of Sefton Council’s Labour Leader and a red herring that I posted about recently was very well drawn and it took me back to my time as Leader of Sefton Council when I agreed a Council budget one year with the then Labour Group Leader Dave Martin, who has sadly since died.
The Council was ‘balanced’ at the time so no one party had overall control like Labour and Peter Dowd do now.
The Champion under its then editor Martin Hovden produced a Morecombe and Wise type cartoon of me and Dave Martin sat in bed together. If it was meant to offend it didn’t and I recall we both laughed about it. Strangely all kinds of folks kept asking me if I was upset about it as they clearly thought I would be.
Cartoons of those in power have long been used to great effect and I quite like them but whether Peter has laughed at himself with a red herring I have yet to find out.