Author Archives: richardkemp

About richardkemp

Leader of the Liberal Democrats in Liverpool. Deputy Chair and Lib Dem Spokesperson on the LGA Community Wellbeing Board. Married to the lovely Cllr Erica Kemp CBE with three children and four grandchildren.

What will happen on Thursday?

After six long, long weeks the 2019 General Election will be coming to an end at 22.00 on Thursday. Given the reliability of exit polls we will have a reasonable idea very shortly after that about what the new Parliament … Continue reading

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Anti-Semitism is racism

It’s not often that Labour can surprise me any more in Liverpool but I was nearly taken by surprise at a meeting last night. I turned up at a hustings meeting and, as always, tried to be polite to my … Continue reading

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It’s the little things that count; pubs, local businesses and local community activists

Politicians like to talk big. A £ billion here and £2 billion there. Let’s change this law, lets amend that law. All, of course, important stuff and much needs to be done at the national or macro level. But that … Continue reading

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Austerity was invented by the Labour Party

The Labour Party either have a very bad or very selective memory when it comes to remembering the situation that the country was in after the last Labour Government. They choose to portray the cuts that were made and other … Continue reading

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All candidates for public office should be prepared to face the people

Last night we had the unedifying sight of the Prime Minister refusing to turn up at a Leader’s debate on climate change on Channel 4. ALL the other Leaders were there but at the last-minute Johnson tried to send a … Continue reading

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Tory and Labour Spending Plans – “I don’t beeelieeeve them!”

A friend of mine told me few weeks ago that she was afraid that as she got older she was turning into her mother. That’s no problem I said, as I get older, I think I am turning into Victor … Continue reading

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It’s no way to treat our elderly

Yesterday I spoke to people who are representing those women (WASPIs) who lost out on their pensions when the age that women could claim pensions shifted at relatively short notice (about 10 years) and many received no information about the … Continue reading

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