In 2008, under the leadership of the Liberal Democrats, Liverpool was voted the worst performing council in the UK. Inspectors said the council’s use of cash resources was the worst in the country.
In 2010, Liverpool Labour took control of the council and got to work on improving services and putting our city on the national, and international stage.
But in the same year as we took control of the council, the Lib Dems and Tories went into coalition and launched a devastating attack on our city. Since 2010, Liverpool has had 63% of its funding from Central Government cut, meaning we have had to make tough decisions. But despite the attacks from central Government, Liverpool Labour has delivered for our city.
We’ve protected vital frontline services:
This past year has been tough for all of us, and our communities have been devastated by Covid-19. But Liverpool Labour councillors have been at the forefront of our local community response.
We’ve still got a long way to go, but we now have hope with the vaccination roll-out.
Our city has gone through a lot over the last decade, but we’re proud of our record. We are optimistic about our city’s future.