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Issue:- 27/28 March 2015

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Town residents gathered for 1st 'Pre-Election Countdown' event

ON Monday 23 March 2015, Christ Church in Southport hosted a 'Pre-Election Countdown' event, allowing members of the public to take the opportunity to hear from and ask questions to those who are aspiring to represent the Southport Area at Westminister. The event was organised by the Evangelical Anglican congregation and hosted by its Vicar, Stewart Reid. Taking part was the current MP, John Pugh, who is again standing for the Liberal Democrats, Liz Savage who is representing Labour, Damien Moore who is the candidate for the Conservatives, Terry Durrance who is UKIP and local independent Jacqueline Barlow, standing for the Southport Party. The night also had a statement read out from the Green Party's  representative, as they had only just picked a candidate. However on the website, as a few people said on the night, Sefton Green Party will be:- "mainly focussing on the Church Ward, i.e. the Waterloo area of Crosby, in the local elections on 7 May, 2015." So it would have been interesting to see what questions would have been asked of the newly announced candidate. But the 5 who did attend were given some very hard questions, but the main focus appeared to be that Southport's electorate want out of Sefton MBC. Some of the candidates voiced caution over this issue, but the loudest voice for independence was from the Southport Party's candidate Jacqueline Barlow who said:- “All of Southport’s decisions are made in Bootle. We have become Sefton’s cash cow. We need to make Southport a unitary authority again and bring our services back under our control.” One thing all of the candidates did seem overall supportive of was the idea of a new Southport Business Improvement District being established. Another issue aired was the views over the EU, and a vote of hands with the audience clearly showed a very mixed view to this issue with no clear majority. The second issue that was raised was the idea of yet another coalition style of government being voted in, but that also raised fears that the Scottish Nationalist Party, should a coalition with them be formed could be catastrophic for the North West of England. To that all agreed as well. We are inviting all the political parties taking part in the Local and National Elections, on Merseyside, to get in contact with us and send us their views and also we want to hear you, our readers’ views on this debate. To do that please email us via:-

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75 year old McCullough sentenced after pleading guilty to Child Sex offences
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New headshot and actor casting Photographer on Merseyside
Sussex Police Drug Arrests
Claim Your College coalition receives funding to make a College of Teaching a reality
Live Music is back - Fox and Goose
Southport firm in court over worker’s roof fall
CCTV Appeal after possible hate crime incident in Southport
Conference to discuss ’kinship’ care
Studley’s success acknowledged by local VIPs
Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust wins national 'flu fighter' award
Eggsellent Eggsperiments at Catalyst!
Football pitch scheme given a boost
City's newest park to be opened
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£2.2m Home Office Innovation Bid Success
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Trust staff help develop national Care Certificate
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North West schools win £50,000 for helping disadvantaged pupils
Changes to hospital parking and fees
CCTV Appeal - Is this man in Liverpool?
The Atkinson Announces Southport Jazz Festival Events
Paul’s Eye Unit - a spectacle for the Lord Mayor
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Maggie's Merseyside at Clatterbridge wins the Architects’ Journal Small Projects Award
Households switching electricity supplier and saving millions
Britain's ultimate cycling challenge launched, 64 day circumnavigation of coastline
60 new specialist primary school PE teachers to boot School Sports
Spice up your specs in Southport
Students acting on crime
Student accommodation review set to take place
Civic welcome for inspirational women
Karen Potter Craven Minor JFL
Homes and Shops for a Pound plan unveiled

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Deceased estates notice - Lilian May Jackam

Pursuant to the Trustee Act 1925, any persons having a claim against or an interest in the Estate of Lilian May Jackam (also known as Lillian May) Jackam (Deceased), late of Birch Abbey Rest Home, 55 Alexandra Road, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 9HD, UK, who died on 04/10/2018, are required to send particulars thereof in writing, to the undersigned Solicitors, on or before 24/05/2019, after which date the Estate will be distributed having regard only to claims and interests of which they have had notice. Churches Solicitors, 12 High Street, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 7BL, UK. Ref:- 'T553015.'

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