Author Archives: richardkemp

About richardkemp

Leader of the Liberal Democrats in Liverpool. UK representative on UCLG Finance Committee, Executive Bureau and World Council. Deputy Chair and Lib Dem Spokesperon on the LGA Community Wellbeing Board. Married to the lovely Cllr Erica Kemp CBE with three children and three grandchildren.

The State of Liverpool City Region

This area should be the heart of a vibrant city region “Liverpool City Region needs to be ambitious and compare its performance to the very best places in Europe and beyond”. These are excellent words and I have certainly thought … Continue reading

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Liverpool – The spiritual home of North Korea?

A Town Hall of which Kim Jong-Un would be proud! Readers of my blog may recall that last November I complained to the Information Commissioner that Liverpool Council was, by its own admission failing by a wide margin to return … Continue reading

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The need for a public health movement in England

A little of this stuff is great. Too much damages your health! On Wednesday it was a real privilege to be at, never mind chair, the annual public health conference for England. The meeting was composed of Directors of Public … Continue reading

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If only every UKIP member had been in Church today

The ‘Alive Believers’ Choir’ preparing to sing today in St Nicholas’ Church As a liberal I don’t really believe in compulsion. However as I sat in the Annual Anglican Civic Service this morning I really wished I could make very … Continue reading

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How should Liverpool’s politicians fund their election campaigns?

The Mayor of Liverpool’s fundraising website I had an e-mail recently from our Party treasurer who told me that since I was chosen as the Lib Dem candidate for the Mayoralty at the start of January we have received just … Continue reading

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“Why Liverpool must vote to stay in Europe”

The Liverpool Arena would not have been built without support from the EU, neither would the L1 shopping Centre or the new Exhibition Centre Last night I attended the first meeting of strongerin  in South Liverpool. This is the campiagn … Continue reading

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Remember World Holocaust Day

Remember the millions of innocents murdered in holocausts This Wednesday marks World Holocaust Day. Originally designed to remember the 6,000,000 Jews who were slaughtered in the Nazi Death Camps it has been expanded to remember all holocausts including those that … Continue reading

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