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VOTE LIBERAL AND SAVE HOMES AND SAVE OUR HERITAGE!!!, read on, I know Tony has posted already but its VERY important!!!

I am contacting you to let you know there will be an anti-demolition candidate in every ward of the city for the forthcoming local elections on May 4th. **(unless you live in St Michaels where all 3 councillors already support us, one is planning to resign the lib dem party in protest at the Welsh Street demolitions) So you will be able to cast a vote for renovation - if you want to. **

The liberal party ( old liberal not lib dem) are fronting this. They have only 3 councillors but have been very helpful to residents facing demolition and homelessness across the city. *The ballot papers will read liberal candidate - stop demolishing - start renovating.

The other groups in the city who are fighting demolition of decent homes are standing in their wards, and I am standing in Princes Park.

This ward includes Granby St. and the great terraces of Ducie, Jermyn, Hatherly, Ducie and Beaconsfield which join onto Granby St. *In particular these streets have been blighted by the local authority, despite being great houses in demand with buyers. *

I am hoping you will talk about this strategy with your friends and colleagues and invite them to vote anti-demolition if they can, to show the city council that there is widespread contempt for the waste of good homes. Even if they do not live in a ward where demolitions are currently threatened, they need to be aware the long term plans for the South Central core of the city involved a lot more demolition than is currently known. Plans include *removing large tracts of social housing and replacing low income tenants with high earning buyers. *The *area will be transformed physically and socially, *and we are hoping to ensure that more interests than just those of the Private Developers are met by these changes.

As it is the waiting list for affordable rented housing via the council or housing associations stands at 21,000. Every time a street is demolished the displaced residents go to the top of the housing waiting list, *resulting in long waits, overcrowding and depopulation. **The cost of renovation is far less than that of demolition and new build, whilst *the environmental and social damage demolition brings is permanent. *Eco - refurbishing the terraced housing would provide efficient modern heritage homes, at a fraction of the cost of demolition.

I hope you will consider voting against waste, and will add your vote to others seeking renovation as a more sustainable option for this great city.

Please forward this e-mail to people you feel may be interested in giving the liberal anti-demolition candidates consideration in the local elections.

As always we are short of resources and helpers, as we are still continuing the Welsh Streets work during the run up to the elections. *If you fancy giving us a hand to deliver leaflets, or helping in anyway, with anything please let me know ! *My number is 726 0348 or 07971 472707.
 

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I suppose they can have my vote then, seen as the others have done **** all so far to tell me why I should vote for them. Though the ironic thing in West Derby is that they want to build on every available acre there is unlike in the inner city where they continue to insist on clearing people out.
 

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VOTE LABOUR!!!!!

Stop the the Lib dem wankers getting back in!
 

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I'm not sure this forum is the right place for such blatant party political broadcasts - we will have "dave the chameleon" posting next.

Anyway, I seem to remember that the council decided against demolishing the Welsh Streets, until they where forced to back down in the face of huge protests from the majority of residents who wanted demolition. Sounds like democracy at work to me!

I could never vote for a single issue candidate, because you have no idea what there position will be on all the other issues they have to vote on in the council chamber - thats if they bother. And it would be a wasted vote anyway, I am willing to bet that none of the anti-demolition protesters will get in, just the usual liberal in Tuebrook and perhaps Clubmoor, both seats where they are not standing on anti-demolition platforms anyway.
 
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