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!)

Next Steps for Sefton Park Meadowlands

At the next Council Meeting Erica and I are proposing 3 resolutions. The first has been done jointly with Steve Radford and relates to the Liverpool City Region. This is one that we have put down relating to Sefton Park … Continue reading

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ACTION NOW ON LIVERPOOL CITY REGION

At the next Council meeting, later in July Erica and I will be working with Cllrs Radford and Morrison to try and force through a discussion on the development of the Liverpool City Region. Cllrs Richard Kemp and Steve Radford … Continue reading

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The close relationships that bedevil Liverpool

You would think that being a Mayor would be a pretty full time job wouldn’t you? But Mayor Anderson has time to invent all sorts of rubbish. He has been particularly stung by my assertion in a tweet today about … Continue reading

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Trident Must Go

Last weekend someone found one of those quizzes that often feature in magazines and on the internet. This one was asking people which of the 5 Labour leaders you are most like. Almost every member of the Liberal Democrat Twitterati … Continue reading

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Why Don’t we bulldoze the Baltic Triangle?

Heaps Mill one of the iconic buildings in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle which has been saved but where adjacent new build is destryiong the ethos of this quirky area This morning I went for one of my normal bouts of depression. … Continue reading

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Will there still be a Labour Party in 10 years?

This might a peculiar question coming from a Lib Dem at the moment. Down to 8 MPs with a leadership furore of our own. However, I don’t believe that there is anywhere else for a strong core of liberals to … Continue reading

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Immigration, Asylum Seekers and the movement of labour

They say that ‘travel broadens the mind’. Well mine has certainly been expanded somewhat by some of the discussions that I have had with Mayors and other political leaders in the two recent travels I have made to the Middle … Continue reading

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