Liverpool Councillors have refused to make a stand against the bedroom tax, despite public displays of ‘sympathy’ shown to affected tenants.
Liverpool Labour Councillors Barbara Murray, Tony Concepcion, Paul Brant, Mary Rasmussen, Mary Aspinall, Peter Mitchell, Alan Walker, Beatrice Fraenkel, Louise Baldock, Irene Rainey sit on the boards or divisional boards of Liverpool Housing Associations — picking upwards of 3k just for attending meetings.
Cllr Louise Baldock, Vice-chair of Venture Housing, recently told a crowd of anti-bedroom tax protesters that there would be no evictions over the bedroom tax, but later withdrew the statement after admitting she only said it to shut certain people up: [http://
Cllr Steve Mumby recently told a tenants’ meeting that his hands ‘were tied’ over the bedroom tax: [http://
On the 12th April, Liverpool Council rejected a motion that called for no evictions over the bedroom tax: [http://greenparty.org.uk/
As the bedroom tax begins to strike 12,000 Liverpool tenants and their families, moving them further into poverty, it’s time we let our 'representatives' know that we'll be taking matters into our own hands from now on.
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On Thurs 25th April, Phone/text blast Liverpool Councillors and let them know what you think of their refusal to axe the bedroom tax.
You can jam the Labour Group Office phone based in Municipal Buildings on Dale St. Leave a recorded message, play music down the phone, whatever you like to let Councillors know that they can’t hide in their surgeries answering questions about potholes any longer.
Labour Group Office tel: 0151 225 2366
2 Labour Councillors, both on boards of housing associations have kindly provided their mobile phone numbers:
Councillor Louise Baldock (Venture Housing): 07774 786532
Councillor Tony Concepcion (Riverside Housing): 07874 216868
Be sure to switch your phone caller ID off in settings if you don’t want your number to go show.
Also, Libdem Cllr Richard Kemp, Chair of Plus Dane Housing, can be reached on 0151 225 2354.
You can also email Councillors. Separate their first name and surname with a fullstop and add @liverpool.gov.uk to the end, e.g.: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone/Text Blast Liverpool Councillors Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/495795587140631/