Saturday, 10 September 2016
Sir Trevor Jones
I have just found out via Liberal Democrat Voice of the death of the great Trevor Jones. I must admit that I did not know him in his prime, because I had already left Merseyside to work in the Great Wen when he and Cyril Carr took control of Liverpool City Council, and it was more than a decade before I was to join the Liberal Party. However, the regeneration strategy adopted by Liverpool CC under their leadership, against the then current rationale of razing all old buildings and throwing up high-rises on an industrial scale, heart-warmingly made the national media, as did their policy of empowering communities. His reforms in Liverpool were swept away by a combination of doctrinaire socialism in Liverpool and doctrinaire "economic liberalism" in Westminster, but his legacy lives on.