Andrew Makinson will be minding the gap
Spare a thought for transport authority Merseytravel Liberal Democrat leader Andrew Makinson.
Yesterday he failed to get the Labour controlled authority to change its rules so that members can only receive one 'special responsibility allowance'.
Instead the status quo of allowing members to have multiple allowances will continue.
He is now in for an awkard few days as he will be attending the LGA conference in Birmingham along with Merseytravel chairman Mark Dowd and other Labour councillors.
"We will be catching the train, but I will be keeping well away from the platform edge," he quips.