Following the local elections Wirral Council “leader” Phil “Power Boy Pip” Davies has had a Cabinet reshuffle. But let’s face it judged by his awkward public performances he’s always fiddling with his drawers.
However – out goes Welsh windbag Cllr Adrian Jones having mainly served his purpose of pretending to support whistleblowers and giving his former Cabinet colleagues the heads up about where the next bombshell might be coming. He must be so proud.
Also tossed aside is Cllr Chris Meaden , who as we commented this week seems to have been thrown under the bus by Power Boy Pip over the Passport for Life leisure pass fiasco . Her (personal) involvement in the Control Room debacle probably didn’t help either….
So what are we left with when it comes to the big decision makers affecting the quality of life for people on Wirral ?.
Read this and weep:
“Leader” , Strategic Economic Development , Finance & Devolution – Phil “Power Boy Pip” Davies
You know what they say about a man with a big portfolio don’t you?. Yes! – that’s right he’s hiding behind important titles to make him sound “bigger” than he is.
Deputy Leader of the Labour Group , Transformation , Leisure & Culture – Ann McLachlan
Talk about one trick pony. If this woman says “moving forward” one more time she’s going to blow the turret off Leaky Towers (and no that isn’t a euphemism). As for “culture” – somebody needs to tell her that doesn’t mean drinking a pro-biotic yoghurt every morning.
Deputy Leader of The Council, Housing & Community Safety – George Davies
Well,well ,well. No Cabinet would be complete without Georgie-boy would it?. Old faithful. The runaround. The go-between.The fixer.
We look forward to the day when Power Boy Pip is indisposed and Gorgeous George has to command the authority of the Council chamber without putting on his glasses and reading from his notes (written in crayon).
Adult Social Care – Chris Jones
Sadly as her husband has been ousted from the cabinet Welsh Windbag-ess Chris Jones will no longer be able to regale us with her rendition of Amy Winehouse’s classic ” Me & Mr.Jones”.
However her continuing appointment as a cabinet member after the Girtrell Court still has us singing “what kind of fuckery is this?”.
Children & Family Services – Tony Smith
Love the Irish lilt. Hate his role in the closure of Lyndale School. He probably does too. But he’s still in the cabinet. These are the choices people make in life. Again , he must be so proud.
Highways & Infrastructure – Stuart Whittingham
The big question is whether Stuart “Witless” Whittingham knows what “infrastructure” means. Remember this is guy who spawned a jokes about streetlights and how many people does it take a change a lightbulb on Wirral.
Answer : lots of them and and great cost and only after being highlighted (pun intended) on this blog and elsewhere.
Environment – Bernie Mooney
Bernie sees it as her personal duty to be publicly affronted by absolutely everything from the Tory government to fly-tipping to litter to dog crap.
But mainly dog crap. Because that’s where the votes are.
Public Health – Janette Williamson
Congrats to Janette “Milly Tant” Williamson at getting a cabinet seat for being gushingly enthusiastic about absolutely everything Wirral Council does.
There is the added advantage she can advise on matters related to the elderly – such as euthanising members of the royal family and in the case of money owed to the council Jan would have no trouble recommending sending in the bailiffs mainly because that’s who she used to “work” for. So much for being a champion of the poor and oppressed!.
Community Engagement & Communications –
Matthew Patrick Martin Liptrot