Sue Arrowsmith, who is standing for the Lib Dems in next Thursday’s Liscard by-election, is calling for an end to the neglect that has seen the decline of parts of Liscard and Egremont.
Sue, a mother of three and life-long Liscard resident, knows first-hand the problems local residents face and is determined to listen to the concerns and act on them.
“When you look round parts of the ward, you see boarded-up shops that are never going to be used. Let’s see them converted into affordable homes and brought back to use. That will give a sense of renewed vitality to our streets,” Sue said.
Support for children with special needs
As the mother of a deaf child, Sue is passionate about improving services for children with special needs.
“Wirral’s record in this area is desperately poor,” Sue said. “Too many parents struggle to get the school support their children are entitled to. They end up having to take their case to a tribunal, where they can find the Council has engaged a barrister to argue against them. It’s not fair. And it’s a huge waste of our council tax – as more often than not, the Council loses the case.”
Voting Lib Dem for a change
Residents have been pledging their support for Sue, saying they are fed up with Labour.
A typical message was this one, from a former Labour supporter: “I have been a Labour voter for all my life, however, I wish to change now. You may ask what brings about this?. Well, when I read your recent flyer, I agreed with everything on it. The striking issue was that Labour have been the party in charge of Liscard and under their watch it has indeed declined.”
Voters in Liscard have a chance to bring that change about on Thursday, when the polls will be open from 7 am to 10 pm.