Former Southport councillor Les Byrom in Blazing row over Fire budget

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Former Southport councillor Les Byrom is leading an attack on the government tonight about funding the fire service.  Ainsdale resident Councillor Byrom was the former Conservative Leader on Sefton Council till he was deposed by Councillor Paula Parry. He defected to the Labour Party  when Cllr Parry removeed him from the Fire Authority . Cllr Byrom is now a Labour councillor representing Victoria Ward in Crosby
Councillor Byrom’s motion to the Council claims that  “the ability to protect the people of Sefton is being jeopardised by the Government funding cuts, which are also undermining staff morale.”
Meanwhile, volunteers are being lined up to man fire engines as firefighters have voted in favour of strikes in a row over pensions which could lead to the first walkout by firefighters in a decade
Pictured above: Tommy Mann (left), Cllr Sue McGuire, and cllr Les Byrom
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