Title: Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group
Party: Liberal Democrat
Political grouping: Liberal Democrat
Cllr Richard Kemp CBE was the Leader of the Liberal Democrats in Local Government and Vice Chair of the Local Government Association of England & Wales for 6.5 years ending in August 2011. He is currently Deputy Chair of the Community Wellbeing Board at the Local Government Association of England & Wales.
He has been a member of Liverpool City Council for 30 years having held major portfolios in both control and opposition. He is Leader of the Liberal Democrats on the Council.
He is the Deputy Chair of the European & International Board at the LGA responsible for the work of representing all UK councils in Europe and in a range of aid activities. He is the UK rep on the Executive Bureau and World Council of United Cities and Local Government (the World LGA) where he is currently advising on governance issues in Africa.
He has a real interest in housing which he pursues as Chair of plus dane a housing group proving 15,000 units of social accommodation in the North West. He is also a member of the advisory board of Inside Housing.
He is Chair of a global charity for youth involvement in the UN, World Merit (www.worldmerit.org)