Southport’s former MP is still on the campaign trail as a Sefton Borough Councillor for Dukes Ward; here he’s taking on the might of Sainsburys as the link below to a Liverpool Echo article details:-
12 months in 12 blog postings – click on each link to read the posting
January – Loss of my dear friend ‘Uncle Albert’:-
February – Not being the Tory Party:-
March – Developing land north of Maghull’s Turnbridge Road
April – Maghull’s parks, their maintenance and money
May – Buying the Strand Shopping Centre in secretive deal
June – Bugger Moderation!
July – Youth Coffee Bar gone, CAB gone – Labour’s regressive policies!
August – Those who take land out of Green Belt then protest about its development!
September – Rimrose Valley Country Park and the Sefton Council’s part in it’s demise
October – Police move into Maghull TH but at what a cost!
November – Ex Southport MP John Pugh wins Sefton Council seat by an electoral landslide
December – Maghull North Station progress
So another year comes to a close. Not a good one, indeed another poor one as the UK slips further into the Brexit mire or is that jumps over the Brexit cliff? Either way no good will come of it but a lot of bad most certainly will.
Personally I lost more good friends in 2017 which is always sad yet in looking back at my posting about ‘Uncle Albert’ I can only feel that whilst I lost him I gained so much from knowing him.
As for 2018 the omens are not good and they will remain poor so long as Jeremy Corbyn remains wedded to Teresa May’s Brexit.
Lib Dem (John Pugh) 1680 55.96%
Conservative 790 26.32%
Labour 417 13.89%
UKIP 69 2.30%
Green 45 1.50%
Lib Dem gain from Conservative
Wow this was some result indeed last night, especially because of the collapse of the Conservative vote and Labour’s really poor showing.
This old political warhorse went to assist John and what was really noticeable was the number of young people involved in the campaign to get John elected. So often middle aged and old folk are involved in politics so it was great to see a new generation of Lib Dem campaigners pounding the streets.
As for John, I have known him for many years as a Sefton Councillor (for of course he has previously been one in the time before he became an MP), as a really effective MP for Southport, and now back on the council again.
My guess is that Labour-run Sefton Council will have wanted John back like a hole in the head. He’s already exposed Labour to some publicity they would rather not have had with regard to the them buying Bootle Strand Shopping Centre and there’s probably more to come on that front before he gets his teeth into other things Sefton’s Labour leaders would rather he did not.
Well done John, happy to have done my small bit to help you get back on Sefton Council.