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.

What is a political Party?

Yesterday 700,000 people marched through London demanding a second vote. Lib Dems were at the heart of that protest and at the heart of a wider liberal movement. We now need to show that there are other major issues as … Continue reading

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Let’s stop people getting ill – A radical policy for health & social care

When the late,great Ken Dodd sang his most well-loved song, “happiness”and made people happy he was singing about the most important thing in our lives that keeps us from needing the NHS If I wanted to make a controversial statement … Continue reading

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Set the Teachers Free – A radical Policy for Education

We need to release the expertise and dedication of our teachers to allow them to link up with the enthusiasm and joy of our children and create an education system not a learning system Our education service is poor value, … Continue reading

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Liverpool’s Commonwealth Games bid was fatally flawed

The decision of the Council to make the suggested EFC new stadium the heart of the bid for the Commonwealth games was a major reason for its failure. The stadium is still not fully costed or funded Once again, the … Continue reading

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Hatton; General Strikes and Momentum – Labour commit political suicide!

This poll of polls of all major polls conducted since the General Election show that Labour has no breakthrough position. This was shown best in this May’s local elections where Labour did okay in existing seats but badly in the … Continue reading

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Lib Dems welcome critical LGA Peer Challenge Report on the running of Liverpool City Council

At last the LGA Peer Challenge Report on the running of Liverpool has been published. It shows there is a long way to go if Liverpool is to become a properly functioning, properly led organisation Yesterday councillors in Liverpool received … Continue reading

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A radical plan for Housing for the UK

We have a song in Liverpool one of which verses goes, “It’s six in a bed at the old Pier Head, It’s Liverpool Town for me”. Throughout our Country there are still people living in conditions little better than this. … Continue reading

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