Post by Merseymike on Jul 23, 2014 15:01:28 GMT
Here, we have the ridiculous borough of Sefton. It starts in Bootle, goes up to Waterloo and Crosby, and includes Maghull - then up the coast to Formby and Southport.
Bootle is certainly part of Liverpool, as is Crosby , although some of the older crowd remember when it was other than a Liverpool suburb,
Formby is much more of a separate small town, and Southport has very little connection with Liverpool at all and has been mounting a UDI campaign for as long as I can remember.
Pre-Sefton, there were councils in Bootle, Crosby, Formby, Maghull and Southport. I don't think they would be feasible now, and frankly common sense would place Bootle and Crosby in Liverpool, Maghull in either Liverpool or Knowsley, Formby in West Lancashire, and Southport as a new district in Lancashire.