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.

The North West’s Two Metro Mayors add little to the development of Liverpool and Manchester City Regions

                              Mayor Andy Burnham                                  Mayor Steve Rotheram Greater Manchester    … Continue reading

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Changing the meaning and purpose of housing

The type of housing build shown here is a direct result of us treating housing as an asset and not a home At our conference over the last weekend we looked at a number of policy areas and I must … Continue reading

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Some thoughts from a male leader on International Women’s Day

Lib Dem Daisy (Benson) has been my ‘muse’ for this set of reflections from a male viewpoint on International Women’s Day Let me make clear from the start that if you don’t like this blog don’t blame me blame Daisy … Continue reading

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Why the Lib Dems will vote against the Liverpool budget tonight

When the vote is taken on Liverpool Council’s Budget tonight Lib Dems will vote against it. I explain why below Today the Liberal Democrats will do something that we have never done before in the 35 years that I have … Continue reading

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“Let’s work together on housing at Harthill” offer to Mayor Anderson from the Lib Dems

More than 300 people came together to save Harthill Green Spaces in January. Most of them would accept a compromise whereby Beechley House and a small area near it would be retained for public or private sector housing After 4+ … Continue reading

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Council seeks to Suppress Damning Report on EFC Deal

Let us all see the CIPFA report which the taxpayers of Liverpool have paid for so that we can all see the risks that this eminent organisation thinks should be addressed I believe that Liverpool Council is deliberately suppressing a … Continue reading

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In praise of…. Redford Court

Today I met with some wonderful people at Redford Court, Michael Boardman Service user and Family Liaison officer, Lisa Jones Service manager, Dr  Ivan Pitman clinical Neuro-Psychologist and Sally Rowlands Link worker Sometimes the position of being an LGA spokesperson … Continue reading

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