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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!)

Liverpool Council tries to stop Campaigners attending tomorrow’s open space meeting

I have just received an interesting e-mail from the City Council. I attach a copy of the e-mail and my response to it below. The Council has called a meeting during a period known as ‘purdah’. This period is designed … Continue reading

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Liverpool’s problems of poverty are long-term and not short-term

No-one can doubt that for many people living in Liverpool the struggle to survive on inadequate incomes is a key feature of their lives. This leads to illness, disease and a stunting of opportunity for those brought up in poverty. … Continue reading

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The arrogance of Liverpool’s Labour Councillors

Last night I went to a meeting called for residents of three wards about the fate of green spaces in those wards. It wasn’t a politically called meeting such as the stunt one that Labour called in Church Ward nor … Continue reading

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Lib Dems Come to Liverpool

As the Lib Dems gather in Liverpool the media are once again trying to write us out of existence. Well they have been doing that for the 48 years that I have been a Party member and for a lot … Continue reading

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The Police’ Liverpool Direct & One Connect Lancashire

I have just come back from being interviewed by the Police about Liverpool Direct Ltd and One Connect Lancashire with a greater emphasis on the former. You will all be aware that I have been concerned for a considerable time … Continue reading

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Independent Green Space Review Meetings

Protestors at Walton Hall Park one of the many green spaces that the Council is seeking to sell off Hello, I hope as many people as possible will turn up to tell the Independent Review of the City’s Green Spaces … Continue reading

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Commonwealth Diplomats Gather in Liverpool on March 7th

The Flag of the Commonwealth of Nations One of the biggest diplomatic gatherings in Liverpool for years will take place when diplomats from 8 High Commissions will be present at Liverpool Parish Church for the launch of the Liverpool Commonwealth … Continue reading

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