April 29th 2015
See our Candidates Survey Responses to the two questions we asked for our local Liverpool elections survey on Sefton Park Meadows and Loss of Greenspaces.
See the additional Comments to Survey made by local political groups and individual candidates.
We sent our survey (see previous post) to the central offices of the main political parties in Liverpool. We also sent it to as many candidates whose email contact details we could find.
We invited candidates to contact us through Facebook, by email or on Twitter.
We focussed on candidates closest to Sefton Park Meadows, and also invited others from wards across the city to respond.
We have received only 1 comment from ANY candidate in Liverpool Labour Party to our greenspaces survey. This is despite sending it out to Liverpool Labour Central Office, the Mayor’s Office (as he is the lead agent), and to all current councillors across the city. The comment is from current councillor Patrick Hurley, standing again for Mossley Hill Ward, close to the Meadows. He did not however answer either question specifically.
We have had All Candidate responses to both questions with further comments from Liverpool Green Party AND Liverpool Liberal Democrats. ALL of their candidates standing are opposed to the sale of the Meadows and public parks and greenspace cherished by local people.
We had an all candidate comment only from Northwest Liberals.
We have had one response to both questions and further comments from a Trade Union and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) candidate. This is from a Greenbank Ward candidate, opposing the sale of the Meadows and other greenspace sales.
We had two response from UKIP and comments. From their Picton ward candidate who is also parliamentary candidate in Wavertree constituency, and from their Woolton candidate. Both responded to both questions with ‘No’ to sell offs of the Meadows or other greenspaces,a nd made further comments.
One Independent candidate responded to both questions with comments. Standing in Wavertree ward, he responded to both questions with ‘No’ to sale of Meadows or other greenspaces. He is also chair of the Save Our Greenspaces (SOGS) campaign.
We will add any further responses we receive as they come in before Election Day on May 7th.
If you wish to ask your candidate for council about their views on greenspace sell offs in Liverpool, please see the previous post for our survey.