Druglink article 1991 – Drug politics in Liverpool by Allan Parry

Liverpool is Britain’s only example of what can happen when drugs becomes a key political issue in a no-holds-barred confrontation between opposing ideologies. Cynical exploitation with drug users’ welfare bottom of the agenda became the order of the day as Militant fought to retain its hold on Liverpool voters. Allan Parry was at the heart of the health authority’s response and before that of its bitter opponent, the Militant-dominated city council. This is the first part of his personal account of drug politics in Liverpool.

Drug politics in Liverpool (PDF)