Councillor Malcolm Kennedy was born in Gateshead. He moved to Liverpool in 1974 to train as a teacher and taught for several years employed by Knowsley Education Authority.
Councillor Kennedy’s two sons were born in Mill Road Hospital and have made their lives in Liverpool. Robert is active in his Kensington Neighbourhood and helped found the local cricket club which plays in Newsham Park. Alan and his wife Jenna live in Fazakerley with their two children, Susie and Sophie, whom Councillor Kennedy describes, like most grandparents, as “the most beautiful and smartest children you could ever meet.”
Councillor Kennedy has had a varied career moving on from teaching to work first as a financial advisor and then full time with the Co-operative Party as a political organiser. He then became a Regeneration Officer with the North West Development Agency. He finished his time there as a Member of the Social Inclusion Team.
Councillor Kennedy was elected to Liverpool City Council for the Vauxhall Ward (now Kirkdale) in 1998. Until 2010 he was the opposition spokesperson on Regeneration. In 2010 he became Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Transport.