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Is it now time for national politics to return to normal?

For the past three months there has been a marked reluctance from politicians to criticise each other. We have recognised that those in control at both national and local levels are facing huge and unprecedented problems. They have been making … Continue reading

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951 Liverpool children still start smoking every year

Cllr Richard Kemp, the Liberal Democrat Leader in Liverpool welcomes the ban on child-friendly menthol favoured cigarettes as new figures show 951 Liverpool children taking up smoking each year. Newly published figures show that in a year according to Action … Continue reading

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Thinking of sending the kids back to school?

It appears from certain quarters that our teachers are failing to rise to the occasion and become heroes. It appears that they are selfishly trying to ensure that neither they, their families nor the kids they treat fall prey to … Continue reading

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Mayor’s cycling plans welcome but incoherent

Today my Liberal Democrats colleagues and I have welcomed the Mayor’s short term proposals for cycling and pedestrian improvements but have suggested that the actions are short term and need to be conducted against a wide spread review of the … Continue reading

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Happiness – The Greatest Gift that I possess

In February I spoke at an Ageing well event in Manchester. I was talking about how to age well and when we should start thinking about our third age. My answer was very simple. I quoted the late and great … Continue reading

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My Own VE Day Heroes

Tomorrow is VE Day and it will, as usual, bring out both the best and the worst of the people of the United Kingdom. Captain Mainwaring look alike Mark Francois MP will bring out the worst. With all the military … Continue reading

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37 years a councillor (and still going strong!!)

At midnight tonight I complete my 37th year as a Councillor. I was first elected in1975 for St Michaels. In 1980 the ward was split and I was elected for the Dingle Ward and left the Council in 1984. In … Continue reading

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