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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!)

BUT THE PHILISTINES WILL BUILD ON OUR GREEN SPACES ANYWAY!!!!!!!

Harthill Lodge which may be threatened by development proposals My last blog pointed out that on the planning department of the council’s own figures there is no need to build on green land in the city to meet either the … Continue reading

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The proof from the council that we don’t need to build on parks

For the past three years I have claimed that there is no need to build on our parks and green spaces because there is already enough room in the city to build homes for 70,000+ people. I have always found … Continue reading

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Liverpool Council’s desecration of Walton Hall Park

                We all know that the Council is hard up and must look for innovative solutions to raise more money and provider or maintain services right across the board. Our pars are no exception to these. But there are … Continue reading

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2 Weekends, 1.5 marches and One Marvellous City!!

                Chief Angus and I before the march        Some superb African dancing before the libation I have just come back from the walk to commemorate Liverpool’s part in the infamous slave trade. It was a marvellous way to commemorate such … Continue reading

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Calm down, calm down, calm down. There won’t be an SDP Mach II!

Lots of people in the Lib Dems are talking about what we should do after the Labour leadership election, especially if Corbyn wins. Many of them are very excited about the prospect. I am not so sure and not so … Continue reading

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Merseyside Police Commissioner Elections an outrageous waste of money

In a letter to Communities Secretary Greg Clark I have challenged him to clarify two key questions: 1. Will the Government be wasting £1.25 or £2.5 million on a none job. These being the costs next year of the election … Continue reading

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Is Tony Blair the Ozymandias of the Labour Party?

Does this picture remind you of Tony Blair?! As I listened to Tony Blair talking with disdain about the Party that he once led a poem came into my mind: I met a traveller from an antique land Who said: … Continue reading

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