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  1. Published on: 05/07/2017 08:57 PMReported by: roving-eye
    Southport Liberal Democrats have released information that Cllr Dawson has been suspended from the party not quit as first thought.

    Sefton Councils website now lists him as an independent.

    “We have received official notification from Liberal Democrat HQ that Tony Dawson’s membership of the Liberal Democrat party has been suspended pending the outcome of a disciplinary procedure into an allegation of bringing the Party into disrepute.

    “As Councillor Dawson is not currently a member of the Liberal Democrat party his membership of the Liberal Democrat Group of Councillors on Sefton Council is also suspended pending the outcome of this disciplinary procedure.

    “There will be no further statements until we have been notified of the outcome of this process. “

    Southport's Independent Councillor says 'Let's Work Together'

    Southport's newly-independent councillor, former Lib Dem deputy leader Tony Dawson is calling for greater cohesion among people of all politics and none to take on the critical issues facing the town. He says:

    "The people of Southport are more interested in what councillors can do for their town than the internal issues of political parties.

    "In Southport, for the next couple of years at least, the town will be governed by a Labour Council with a Conservative MP and a majority of Liberal Democrat councillors. This situation could easily cause a stalemate without achievement which would be disastrous for the town. I see it, though, as an opportunity for councillors working more closely across Party - and particularly with residents and traders who have no particular party allegiance - for the good of Southport.

    "The two big issues confronting us at the moment are the nature of our town centre and the future of our local hospital services. Both are in a critical state.

    "I have already had a reasonable discussion with the town's new MP Damien Moore who seems amenable to constructive engagement. I have established good relations with various Cabinet Members with whom I have spent many hours appointing some of the most senior officers of the Council. They know that any stagnation in Southport's economy will drag down all of the Borough of Sefton.

    "There are some excellent councillors representing Southport at this moment and no doubt others will be elected next May. people will be judged by their deeds, not their words. I would hope that all councillors of all persuasions and residents as a whole will want to buckle down together for the good of the town."

     

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  3. Alikado says:05/07/2017 09:04 PM
    He could set up a Dukes Ward Party and keep his mates publicity going when he's banged up.

  4. silver fox says:05/07/2017 09:26 PM
    Did anyone mention sinking ships?

  5. Gwhizz says:05/07/2017 10:05 PM
    ...looks like he's had a few cans in celebration there.

  6. Username2016 says:05/07/2017 10:09 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by roving-eye View Post


    All that drama could make a good film, I believe he left for m 28th June:

    http://modgov.sefton.gov.uk/document...s%20201718.pdf (Section 1.1)

    To be fair to him they should at least put out a release saying thanks for his years of fighting for them (whether we agree it was the right fight)

  7. Mr. Brightside says:05/07/2017 10:17 PM
    http://modgov.sefton.gov.uk/document...s%20201718.pdf

    Good news for Labour then. Well done Tony.

  8. Desert Region says:06/07/2017 03:38 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Username2016 View Post


    All that drama could make a good film, I believe he left for m 28th June:

    http://modgov.sefton.gov.uk/document...s%20201718.pdf (Section 1.1)

    To be fair to him they should at least put out a release saying thanks for his years of fighting for them (whether we agree it was the right fight)
    Dave quit after the Southport Constituency election result?

    It seemed like he quit the Liberal Democrats long before then...

    Ah! He officially quit the Lib Dems on the above date...

    Unlike our Dave to quit on someone.

  9. Lamparilla says:06/07/2017 09:23 AM
    Seems a bit like those kids who wore Man Utd shirts - they wear Chelsea ones now.

  10. toffee man says:06/07/2017 01:19 PM
    It's seems he's been suspended by the national party for bringing it into disrepute.

    Understandable. His behaviour at times in the Council Chamber and committee was at times appalling

  11. Username2016 says:06/07/2017 01:54 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by toffee man View Post
    It's seems he's been suspended by the national party for bringing it into disrepute.

    Understandable. His behaviour at times in the Council Chamber and committee was at times appalling
    Interesting that they've waited until now, could think that just not supporting another candidate is this "bringing into disrepute" rather than past behaviour(s). If that was the only reason then I would think it slightly unjust.

  12. Desert Region says:06/07/2017 02:13 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by toffee man View Post
    It's seems he's been suspended by the national party for bringing it into disrepute.
    Maybe another of Dave's "trial separations" that hardens into a forgotten fracture?

  13. toffee man says:06/07/2017 02:26 PM
    Strong rumour has it he posted a Facebook comment to say he couldn't personally vote for Sue Maguire.

  14. Desert Region says:06/07/2017 06:54 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Username2016 View Post
    I believe he left for m 28th June:
    http://modgov.sefton.gov.uk/document...s%20201718.pdf (Section 1.1)
    Dave seems to have this habit of forcing significant life events to very quietly happen to him in June.

    For but one other example, June 2005.

  15. Disturbed says:06/07/2017 09:07 PM
    who is this Dave??

  16. said says:06/07/2017 09:29 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by toffee man View Post
    It's seems he's been suspended by the national party for bringing it into disrepute.

    Understandable. His behaviour at times in the Council Chamber and committee was at times appalling
    An angel compared to Corbyn's early years in Parliament!


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