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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 most important Document for Liverpool’s future in a decade

The local plan is not a quick read but an important one! It’s long (1,000) pages; at times heavily technical but it’s probably the most important document that we have received in the council for a decade. What is it? … Continue reading

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Ban the Van call to tackle Childhood Obesity in Liverpool

This is how Coca-Cola promoted its fizzy sugary drinks last year Today the Government has produced a childhood obesity strategy which is not a strategy or even a wish list of things that can be done. It can best be … Continue reading

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Lib Dems to raise petition for the abolition of post of elected mayor of Liverpool

How the City is governed should be a decision of the people of Liverpool and not the political parties of Liverpool On the day after Labour have announced its candidate for the mayoralty of the Liverpool City Region Liverpool’s Lib … Continue reading

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Labour – “It’s life Jim – but not as we know it!”

As Mr Spock might well have said to Capt James T Kirk about the Labour Party today,                     “it’s life Jim but not as we know it!” One of the nice … Continue reading

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What now for South Africa?

Is Jacob Zuma currently the President of ANC and the Republic of South Africa now an electoral liability to his Party? As readers of this Blog know I keep in regular touch with local government throughout Africa but especially with … Continue reading

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Live longer with a bit more of this – a bit less of the other!

This machine told me that my body mass index, blood pressure, heart and other things were right within 2 minutes of standing on it! Imagine a timeline that that starts 10,000 years ago with the first modern man (and woman!). … Continue reading

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Residents take on Fight against City Council & Redrow Homes

Local residents braved the rain to launch their Village Green Application for parts of Harthill & Calderstones Park A major step forward to save parts of Harthill and Calderstones Park from development has been made this week when local residents … Continue reading

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