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(Placename) a metropolitan county of NW England, administered since 1986 by the unitary authorities of Sefton, Liverpool, St Helens, Knowsley, and Wirral. Area: 652 sq km (252 sq miles)


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a metropolitan county in W England. 1,456,800; 250 sq. mi. (648 sq. km).
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or write to 48, Old Liverpool Merseyside Police Authority chairman Cllr Bill Weightman revealed that Mr Bettison was forced into a retreat in his fight with the authority over his pension.
Both Merseyside Police Authority and Grosvenor have declined to discuss the potential sums of money i nvolved.
Personally, I will not vote anyone standing for election as PCC who has served on the Merseyside Police Authority due to the fact they have proven they are reluctant to the point of refusing to act to hold forces answerable to the public.
The ECHO understands Merseyside Police Authority offered to settle for pounds 600,000 before the legal process began, but that was refused by Grosvenor.
Cllr Weightman, said: "It's an honour and a privilege to have been voted chairman of Merseyside Police Authority for an eighth year.
Paul Johnson, the authority's chief executive and treasurer, said: "This budget represents the first of four years of planned cuts and the beginning of the most significant financial challenge to Merseyside Police Authority in its history.
Merseyside Police Authority is no exception to that failure so why would the chairman of a failure even think he is worthy of standing for a role which ensures accountability?
Merseyside Police Authority must ensure local people have an efficient and effective police force, and should hold the chief constable of Merseyside Police to account on behalf of the local community.
Merseyside Police Authority condemned the US-style proposal for the public to choose their police chief - branding it a "disaster" waiting to happen.
Until yesterday, the Merseyside Police Authority had failed to set a budget - with the councillors who run the authority having not given their backing to a 3% rise in the police element, or precept, of council tax bills.
But another initiative by the new government, to bring in US-style elected police commissioners, was condemned as a "disaster" last night by Merseyside police authority chairman Cllr Bill Weightman.
MERSEYSIDE Police Authority has broken its budget deadlock and voted to push through a 3% rise in its share of council tax bills.

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