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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.

Cuts to chemists ‘will hit poor most’

As many as 3,000 community pharmacies are at risk after the Department of Health announced it was cutting their funding by £170 million. The Government says the cuts are justified because there are “more pharmacies than necessary” in some areas, … Continue reading

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The NHS has to change

Our beloved Health Service must not be preserved in aspic but modernised to meet changed times and opportunities   I spent a very large part of my time at the Liberal Democrat Conference talking to various parts of the NHS … Continue reading

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I have looked into the belly of the Labour Beast (it isn’t pretty!)

On 17th July I wrote a blog about a Compass meeting held the night before when one of the speakers about creating a ‘progressive alliance’ was Labour MP, Lisa Nandy. She was in the news again yesterday when she shared … Continue reading

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Singing gaily off we go…..

The Bird is soaring!! Now I know that this is a Scottish song about going off to a wedding which I will NOT be doing this weekend. It does, however, express the feelings of the thousands of Lib Dem delates … Continue reading

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Sir Trevor Jones RIP

                     Sir Trevor Jones with his wife Doreen and (now) Lords Alton and Steel after receiving his knighthood. Sir Trevor Jones died on 8th September in hospital in Chester. He was … Continue reading

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Low life expectancy – poor health. The cost of poverty in Liverpool

Yesterday Public Health England produced a report on the health of every local authority area in England. The report for Liverpool is very poor index. This is not the fault of the council or the NHS or housing providers. It … Continue reading

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Questions. The Council, Police and NHS must answer about Child Sexual abuse

Below I have attached an e-mail that I have sent today to senior members of staff of Liverpool City Council  about a report leaked to the media about the failure to deal properly with child sexual abuse in the city. … Continue reading

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