​​​​​​​Liverpool Labour council is officially “Bottom of the league"

30 Apr 2024
Carl Cashman

Latest data from the Office of Local Government (Oflog) reveals that Liverpool’s Labour run council is the 2nd worst performing council in the country - Rated 317th out of 318.

The council was beaten for bottom place by Labour run Nottingham, which declared itself bankrupt in November. Liverpool scored worse than Birmingham council, which also recently declared itself bankrupt.

In recent months, Liverpool has also been named the worst council area for fly tipping and enforcement, as well as the most dangerous council area in the UK for pedestrians.

The council is also subject to two ongoing police investigations into corruption, which have seen the arrests of 5 senior council officials and the then elected mayor. The subsequent government inquiry led by Max Caller found that £100 Million of council tax payers money may have been squandered at the “dysfunctional” council.

Liverpool Lib Dem Leader, Cllr Carl Cashman said, “After 14 years of running the City Council, Labour have left us at the bottom of the league. We’re not in the Championship, let alone the premiership - for local authorities this is Sunday league territory. It’s a shameful legacy of mismanagement by our city’s Labour politicians.”

“The council’s low score will come as no surprise to Liverpool residents, who are faced every day with the city’s potholed roads and litter filled streets. Many regularly comment on how much better run the city was under the Liberal Democrats.”

The Oflog league table shows that despite having half as many councillors in England than either the Tories or Labour, the Lib Dems run more councils in the Top 20 than any other party.

The league table was scored based across 27 categories in five main areas: waste management, corporate and finance, adult social care, planning and roads. Broken down the City Council received a finance rank of 303rd, a waste rank of 317th, a roads ranking of 314th, a social care ranking of 264th and a planning ranking of 196th. 

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