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  • Article: Nov 9, 2017
    Matt Davies recently wrote:
    "Sometimes expressing an opinion on what we believe is best for Tamworth leaves you open for criticism, I'm sure everybody involved in politics today sees this.
    Sometimes though, it's worth it. It's great to see concerned residents' views in your letters pages and hear from people out and about. There appears to be a majority view that:
  • ambulance
    Article: Nov 9, 2017
    By Jamie Christie

    The NHS and social care services are in a state of crisis. The Conservatives
    have left them chronically under-funded, and staff feeling embattled and
    undervalued. Need continues to grow while patient care suffers. Labour plans
    to address the crisis are unrealistic and risk crippling the economy. Liberal
    Democrats would save the NHS by:
    ● putting a penny in the pound on income tax to give the NHS and social care services the cash they need.
    ● making waiting times for mental health care match those for physical health care.
    ● limiting the amount elderly people have to pay for social care.
    Contrary to the claims of Celebrity First Dates contestant Michael Fabricant, the Samuel Johnson Hospital remains under threat.

  • Garrick Theatre Lichfield 3
    Article: Nov 9, 2017
    By Cllr Paul Ray

    The Garrick Theatre is a great asset for Lichfield, but it receives a
    considerable amount of funding from the District Council. This subsidy
    has steadily reduced over recent years - but the Garrick is still
    receiving £310,000 of your council tax money this year. And this is just
    at a time when the Council is making cuts to its services. The Lichfield
    Liberal Democrat team have been campaigning for the Garrick to
    improve its fundraising activities and become financially self-sufficient.
    The pressure we have put on the Conservative District
    Council is beginning to work. We are pleased that the Garrick has now employed a
    full-time Development Officer to raise funds and that the theatre has been
    successful in raising funding from Arts Council England. We will continue to
    monitor the situation and press for a variety of income streams to ensure the longterm
    sustainability of this theatre.

General News

  • Event: Dec 4, 2017 7:30 PM - Jan 17, 2018 10:30 PM
    Coopers Tavern, Cross Street, Burton upon Trent

    Burton Lib Dem Pint, taking place first Mon of every month.

    from 6th March. 7.30pm at the Coopers Tavern, Cross St, Burton.

    Contact Helen Hall 07792 662 505 for details

  • Article: Dec 14, 2017

    "Last night, Parliament took back control.

    "MPs insisted on a meaningful vote and dismissed Ministers' eleventh hour attempts to buy off the rebels.

    "This is a momentous day for Parliament and a humiliating defeat for Theresa May.

    "Now that MPs are to have a meaningful vote on the deal, the British people should get one too.

  • Article: Dec 12, 2017

    Jo Swinson MP said:

    "President Trump's divisive politics of hate is in direct conflict with British values.

    "One of the prime minister's biggest political mistakes was to offer to roll out the red carpet for a man who wears his racism and misogyny like a badge of pride. Theresa May should stand up to Donald Trump and withdraw her invitation."