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Mike Storey CBE is a British Liberal Democrat politician, and Leader of Liverpool City Council from 1998-2005.
Storey was first elected to the city council in 1973, and became the youngest Chair of Education in the history of Liverpool from 1980 - 1983, during which time he was also Deputy Leader of the Council under Sir Trevor Jones.
In 1998 the Liberal Democrats gained control of Liverpool City Council and Storey became Council Leader. and aimed to set about rebuilding the city's reputation, cutting the council tax, attempting to improve services and attracting jobs and investment. He was influential in Liverpool's successful bid to become European Capital of Culture in 2008 and is widely credited, by his supporters, with transforming the City and Council's reputation by cutting the council tax (until then the highest in the Country), improving council services (previously the worst in England) and attracting jobs and investment.
Storey resigned in 2005 amidst a furore regarding his political integrity, after a series of emails showed he had been plotting to remove the council's chief executive in an internal power struggle. He is still however on the board of the North West Development Agency.
Storey was awarded the OBE for political services in 1992 and CBE for services to regeneration in 2002. He is also a teacher and is currently head of a primary school in Halewood.