The rise of Richard Kemp
LIVERPOOL Liberal Democrat Richard Kemp is widely regarded as one of the best orators at the town hall.
He is also the leader of the Lib-Dems on the Local Government Association from where he is becoming accomplished at dispensing barbed comments about the coalition.
Branding local government minister Grant Shapps and his boss Eric Pickles Laurel and Hardy sums up how many councillors feel about the pair and the cuts their department has handed down.
His blog, launched earlier in the year, has quickly established itself as one of the most readable in city politics.
Today he wades into the Vince Cable row with an insight from an ex-Labour minister who tells him that when in power "we didn't have the guts to deal with Murdoch - quite the opposite".
Read the full blog post HERE.