Author Archives: richardkemp

About richardkemp

Leader of the Liberal Democrats in Liverpool. . Deputy Chair and Lib Dem Spokesperson on the LGA Community Wellbeing Board. Married to the lovely Cllr Erica Kemp CBE with three children and four grandchildren.

No sense of responsibility on Northern Rail or Network Rail

  The terminal at Nairobi is far better than the hell hole of  termkinal one at Manchester Airport Last Monday I had the first of my wet palm events (there were many more!) The train from Liverpool to Manchester Airport … Continue reading

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Liverpool – A council with no moral compass

Apparently, there are no problems around the failed sites like this one in Norfolk Street according to the Council. They haven’t spoken to local people and businesses. I put down a series of written questions about our due diligence and … Continue reading

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Some thoughts from China (1)

The modern City of Huangzhou in South – Eastern China as seen from my hotel room! It seems to stretch for miles! I had never heard of Hangzhou until 3 months ago. It’s a relatively small city in China. It only … Continue reading

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Why I’m putting a smile on Joe Anderson’s face!

In a burst of pre-Christmas goodwill I am hoping that this blog will put a smile on the face of Mayor Anderson!! After calamity after calamity for the Mayor of Liverpool in recent months I thought it was time I … Continue reading

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The Future of Social Care – Guest Blog by Rt Hon. Norman Lamb

Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP who made a brilliant speech as part of a series of debates initiated by Mr Speaker Bercow Regular readers of my blog will note that this blog is both longer and cleverer than my normal … Continue reading

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Reorganise Now and Delete Liverpool Chief Exec’s Post

Liverpool’s Spare Mayor could save more than £500,000 a year by abolishing the unnecessary post of Chief Executive and then the unnecessary post of City Mayor This is a press release I have sent out this morning following the further … Continue reading

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Why I don’t want Kingdom to come!

This picture reproduced from the Liverpool Echo claims to show Kingdom staff ‘stalking’ potential offenders. This is not the right way to proceed. A few months ago, the Council asked all City Councillors to highlight where we would like the … Continue reading

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