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Local News

  • Article: Feb 3, 2018

    A by-election has been called in the Stowe ward on Lichfield District Council and Lichfield City Council following the resignation of Conservative member David Smedley.

    Liberal Democrat councillor Paul Ray has called on residents to use the ballot to make their feelings known about the impact of cuts across Lichfield and Burntwood.

  • Burton flooded roads Rhys Buchan
    Article: Feb 3, 2018
    By Rhys Buchan

    These days when it rains around here the roads flood because the road gullies are blocked. Derby Road on the way out of town is bad. The town centre and side streets are worse.

    The Tory government have cut spending on highway maintenance in Burton.

    The Tory County Council have privatised road maintenance.

    We are told the private contractor has only one spare machine to cover Tamworth, Lichfield and East Staffordshire.

    The Tories write bad tender contracts and Labour don't hold them to account.

    Rhys Buchan says that he is standing for election in Stretton on 8th February because he wants to try to improve services for Stretton and Burton residents.

  • Article: Jan 30, 2018
    Paul Ray, Liberal Democrat councillor for Chadsmead has been campaigning for a long-term solution to a very dangerous junction in Lichfield and has been presented with a petition from angry local residents. [see photo]
    And only last week there was another serious accident at this junction. [see photos x2]

General News

  • Stephen Lloyd.
    Article: Mar 12, 2018

    Ahead of the Chancellor's Spring Statement, I'm calling on the government to reverse cuts to the Universal Credit Work Allowance.

    The Treasury reduced the programme's funding by £3 billion annually after the Liberal Democrats left government in 2015, reducing the amount people can earn while on Universal Credit.

  • An older man with his hand on his head, being conforted by an older woman.
    Article: Mar 12, 2018

    As the Financial Guidance and Claims Bill returns to the House of Commons today, the Liberal Democrats have secured a significant victory following the government's acceptance of crucial amendments tabled by Liberal Democrats peers in the House of Lords.

    Led by Lord Sharkey, the Liberal Democrats campaigned in the House of Lords to end the scourge of cold-calling in relation to pensions, claims management and other financial services.

  • Article: Mar 10, 2018