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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!)

Don’t they know there’s a local election on?

Some people will have got a surprise when their postal votes arrived this week. Instead of the one ballot paper that they were expecting for the General Election they also got one for a local election. I always think is … Continue reading

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Why does our Mayor think he is entitled to £4,500 a year for doing nothing?

Sometimes I think after 32 years on the Council I think I have seen it all. Yet even I have been staggered and astounded by the results of an employment tribunal which was given yesterday which involves the Mayor. Chesterfield … Continue reading

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Tory Housing Policy is a Joke (But a dangerous one!)

No not my idea of perfect housing but a South American Favella Sometimes you oppose a policy because you just disagree with it. Sometimes you oppose it because it has been incompetently produced and will not be capable of being … Continue reading

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Where have all the Hustings Gone?

I was talking this morning to our Parliamentary candidates for Wavertree and Wallasey. I asked them how many community based hustings meetings they had been invited to. In the case of Wallasey it was one and in the case of … Continue reading

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Surge in Liverpool Lib Dem Candidate Numbers

Liberal Democrats are fielding a third more candidates in this year’s local election than last year and they have attributed it to a surge in people joining the Party in the last 12 months. They believe that locally more and … Continue reading

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Sorry Paul Brant it’s just too soon

Paul Brant, Labour Candidate April 7th 2015 Dear Paul, When you stepped down from the council about 18 months ago I write a blog praising you for your intellect passion and commitment. I said that your departure was a loss … Continue reading

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