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Cllr David O’Keefe: On resigning from the Climate Change Committee for using the C-Word!

In this short clip we speak to Councillor David O’Keefe. I think it’s safe to safe from our chat that David doesn’t feel he has been treated fairly. However it is also important to understand that this is David’s side of the story. We touch in this clip on the complaint about his resignation from …

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Trapped in a cage of our own making: Why St Helens reminds me of The Wire

Like many people, I’m a fan of “The Wire”. It was a ground-breaking drama about the drug trade in Baltimore. But the Wire is much more than a gritty crime drama. David Simon specifically wanted to tell a story about institutions. “The Wire is a Greek tragedy in which the postmodern institutions are the Olympian …

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Why are so many St Helens Labour politicians related to each other?

It is a matter of public record that many St Helens Labour politicians are related to each other. Mark Hattersley who unsuccessfully stood in Bold recently is the father of Robyn Hattersley, councillor for Thatto Heath. Tony Johnson, who was deselected by Mark Hattersley and is now standing in Sutton is the husband of Janet …

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