Liverpool City Region Labour Mayor adopts much of Lib Dem Carl Cashman’s manifesto – Well that’s what it looks like

Yes I know, many of those Lib Dem manifesto pledges that Labour voters rejected in the Mersey Metro Mayor election of a few months ago seem to have been picked up as policy by the newly elected Labour Mayor of Liverpool City Region. Just look:-

Not exactly the same words but you could not read Carl’s manifesto without saying hang on a minute! And what will Labour voters think of it; they seemingly rejected Carl’s policy options only last May!

Politics is a funny old world at times but this made me smile because much of what Lib Dem candidate Carl Cashman stood for in the Metro Mayor is now seemingly official Labour policy on Merseyside. Carl should be pleased as imitation is the best form of flattery, or so they say.

But of course just picking up Carl’s ideas is one thing making them happen in a meaningful way is quite another! Maybe Steve Rotherham needs to appoint Carl as his special advisor for implementation of the Lib Dem manifesto:-)))

Picture Credit of lead photo – Charlie Green

Prescot murder – Carl Cashman speaks out

Carl Cashman

www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/prescot-councillor-says-town-safe-13860776

The Liverpool Echo has the story on its web site – see link above

Carl is a friend of mine and a more dedicated community campaigner you would do well to find. He steps into matters that other politicians shy away from. Every community needs a councillor like Carl.

Merseyside has it’s own unique breed of Walrus

www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/what-walrus-everything-you-need-12937411

The Liverpool Echo has the story on its web site – see link above

And here’s a link to the Merseytravel web pages about this travel card:-

www.merseytravel.gov.uk/Tickets/walrus-card/Pages/default.aspx#

It’s going in the right direction but as Carl Cashman the Lib Dem candidate in the recent Liverpool City Region Mayoral election said to fulfill its potential we need to ‘Expand the Walrus card system, creating an ‘Oyster-like’ system across the region, to include buses trains, ferries, tunnels and bridges. Unifying our transport network into one single contactless payment.’

Carl Cashman

How right he is and so the challenge is now there for the winning candidate Steve Rotherham to make this happen by taking up Carl’s pledge.

Carl Cashman for Metro Mayor – The Liverpool Echo take on his manifesto launch

Carl discussing the issues of the day at a meeting in Liverpool Central Library,

www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/metro-mayor-candidate-says-merseyside-12824589

The Liverpool Echo covered Carl Cashman’s recent manifesto launch – see link above

You will have to persevere with the Echo article as it unfortunately takes a long time to load up.

My own account of the launch last week can be accessed via this link:-

tonyrobertson.mycouncillor.org.uk/2017/03/28/mersey-metro-mayor-carl-cashmans-manifesto-launch/

Carl Cashman for Mersey Metro Mayor

Carl Cashman

I love this quote from Carl as it really does sum up why our part of the world voted to remain in the EU and why should all be fighting for the EU and against the headlong Hard Brexit of May & Corbyn.

Our region has benefited massively from EU investment when Merseyside was really down at heel and Carl is right to point that out.

Time to ditch old allegiances and get behind Carl to be our first Mersey Mayor. Labour and Tories (and of course UKIP) will simply continue to press for a Hard Brexit which will ruin our economy both locally and nationally.