Author Archives: richardkemp

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 absurd and childish decision of Mayor Anderson

This sad and battered Teddy is believed to be the very Teddy that Mayor Anderson threw out of his pram yesterday in his ongoing spat with Mayor Rotheram! Having been a campaigner in Liverpool for 43 years I thought nothing … Continue reading

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4 Unanswered Questions about our Chief Executive

Liverpool Council is not the model of transparency and good governance that I think it should be!! For the past few weeks I have been trying, with limited success, to get a response to a number of questions that I … Continue reading

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Some small good points in today’s car crash of a Queens Speech

I am delighted that Norman Lamb has been reappointed as Lib Dem Health Spokes although he may soon be called to higher things!! Amongst the wreckage of the Tory Manifesto which was not announced in the Queens Speech today there … Continue reading

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So who should the next Lib Dem Leader be?

Tim Farron was a great Leader of our Party. He should be proud of his achievements in just 2 years in terms of increased numbers of members, councillors and MPs Before answering the question of the day for us Lib … Continue reading

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Lib Dems call for Urgent Review of the running of Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group

The NHS needs to have people within it capable of developing long-term strategies in the light of short term difficulties. Today I have written to the Chief Executive of NHS Improvement asking his organisation to undertake an immediate inspection of … Continue reading

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So what the hell happened at the General Election?

The bird is still flying with a 50% increase in MPs compared to just 2 years ago. Another 436 votes in 4 constituencies would have given us 4 more MPs Ok I was wrong. I didn’t see at the start … Continue reading

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Thank you so much the people of Liverpool

The Lib Dem team for Liverpool say, “Thank You” to the people of Liverpool for the wonderful and friendly reception we have received during the 2017 Geberal Election I am writing and posting this on behalf of all the Lib … Continue reading

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