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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.

The Sleaford Result is another success for our Newbies (with oldies support)

Newbie Ross Pepper ably supported by an oldie (politically!) Baroness Sal Brinton I woke up this morning to hear news of another good result from the trio of Parliamentary by-elections that we have had over the autumn. Ross Pepper and … Continue reading

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Some Good News from the NHS about HIV and PrEP

Well done the Terrence Higgins Trust who led the fight to secure PrEP availability on the NHS as part of the fight against HIV/Aids At last some good news from the NHS regarding PrEP. You may recall that twice this … Continue reading

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In praise of Newbie MPs!!

Our New and Newbie MP, Sarah Olney Apparently Sarah Olney (MP!) had a bad TV interview somewhere on Friday and at one of the hustings meetings had not answered a couple of questions brilliantly. I only raise this because this … Continue reading

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I’m off to Sleaford on Friday

Ross Pepper and team whose campaign I will be joining in Sleaford on Friday There are two bye-elections taking place at the moment but you would be forgiven for thinking that there is only one. The metropolitan elite are very … Continue reading

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Social Workers – Our forgotten heroines and heroes

Prof June Thoburn who was recognised for outstanding work as a social worker and in support of social workers. Like many people the closest I get these days to social workers is looking at the ‘Clare in the Community’ cartoons … Continue reading

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Why the Lib Dems are supporting a UCATT initiative

Jaguar Cars, produced in Liverpol City Region by an Indian owned company, will be one of the first to suffer if there international trade barriers put in place Two weeks ago I received an e-mail from the building trades union … Continue reading

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Yabba-Dabba-Doo we’ve got £30million

Carl and some of his team who will be taking on Jeremy Corbyn’s bag carrier next May So a great triumph is being proclaimed today. Today we got the first instalment of our City Deal money – £1billion apparently. Actually … Continue reading

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