Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson pushes to Lord it over Southport streets May 11th, 2013 admin Latest News Shares Comments Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson pushes to Lord it over Southport streets Liverpool City Council Mayor Joe Anderson’s plans to extend his empire to the Plough roundabout gained a boost this week with the ousting of St Helens Council leader Marie Rimmer (below). When Councillor Rimmer publicly rejected the idea of a regional mayor, Joe Anderson compared the St Helens council with “Luddites”. This led Councillor Rimmer to say that while Liverpool could have its mayor if it wanted (the people of Liverpool have actually never voted for such a thing), the idea of her borough being ruled by Liverpool was unconscionable. The knives came out for Cllr Rimmer while she was on holiday in Turkey. When she came home, she found she was being ousted by her deputy, Barrie Grunewald. Mr Grunewald is a long-term supporter of St Helens South multi-millionaire Labour MP Shaun Woodward. Speaking after the coup, Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson (below) said he believed “an elected mayor for Merseyside was what a lot of progressive politicians wanted to see.” The former Sefton social worker told the Liverpool Daily Post: “It is better to be speaking on behalf of 1.5m people rather than a few hundred thousands. I think it’s the Government that needs to instigate the debate by making the offer to the city region and that they have yet to do.” Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected] – relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Onthespot – your online reporter www.onthespotnews.co.uk Do you have a story to tell? Call OTS www.callots.co.uk Please text or phone 07930717137 or email [email protected] Follow OTS (Onthespot) on Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Related Comments comments!