Would you believe that in the midst of a housing crisis
there are 1,800 properties lying empty in Birkenhead?
Many of those properties are situated in Rock Ferry,
Tranmere, Oxton, and the streets around Hamilton Square – the areas where the
need for new housing tends to be most acute. Almost all of the empty properties
are in private ownership, and several hundred have been empty for more than six
I am anxious for as many of these properties as possible to
be returned to...