Author Archives: richardkemp

About richardkemp

Leader of the Liberal Democrats in Liverpool. UK representative on UCLG Finance Committee, Executive Bureau and World Council. Married to the lovely Cllr Erica Kemp with three children and two grandchildren (one more on the way!)

In praise of Cllr Erica Kemp CBE …Part 4!

Cllr Erica Kemp CBE with someone even more famous!! Erica finishing her term of office will have two main effects for me. Firstly getting around the City and particularly Allerton Road will be a lot quicker and easier. Most of … Continue reading

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Proud to be a Liverpudlian

The view of the 3 Graces from the top deck of the QM2 and a couple of dodgy cusomers I spotted who’d blagged their way onto the Ship! This weekend has already been a great one for our City. On … Continue reading

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Chicken Joe avoids scrutiny

The Elected Mayor of Liverpool? We’ve just had the proposals for the way that the Labour Party intends to establish committees in the City Council for this municipal year. Chief amongst them is the abolition of the Mayoral Select Committee … Continue reading

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We Must Now Bite The Bullet and Go for an Elected Mayor for the Liverpool City Region

The Liver Bird Must Soar Anyone who has ever read my blogs will know that I am not in favour of Elected Mayors. The effects of one in Liverpool have hardly been uplifting! However I am now putting my own … Continue reading

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We need a radical, robust and impassioned liberalism

I wrote during the election about what a joyless event it had been. Almost a phoney war to some extent in which all Parties hid behind slogans and sound bites but failed to express their true beliefs – even supposing … Continue reading

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A new (?) role for the Lib Dem Parliamentary Party

About 20 years ago the Liberal Democrats in Hull crashed from about 8 seats to just one survivor, (Simone Butterworth) grimly hanging on and maintain a presence for us. Eight or nine years later I was asked at very short … Continue reading

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Where Next for the Liberal Democrats?

Many people have already rushed to judgement on the debacle for the Lib Dems of May 7th. In fact some did not wait for the election but started denouncing and predicting what would happen in May 2010! I have never … Continue reading

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