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Local News

  • Lichfield Pint & Politics
    Article: Sep 18, 2017

    Wednesday 20th September at 19:30

    - George IV Pub, [not the George Hotel!] meeting room 34 Bore St, Lichfield WS13 6LU
    (meeting room is sitting area at front of pub on left as you enter)

    - contact Colin Reisner 01543 473118 for details or Keith LePla 07736 248846 on the night if you cannot see us

  • Article: Jul 12, 2017
    By Paul Ray

    Dear Michael

    In last week's Mercury there were two items where you made various claims.

    Have you and the Conservative Party not learned anything from June's general election? Please listen and be straight with us.

    1. School Funding

    You have claimed that there will be no funding cuts for our local schools - and no per pupil funding cuts.

  • Hugh Warner ()
    Article: Jun 10, 2017

    Hugh Warner, Chair of Lichfield, Tamworth and Burton Lib Dems has written to all members today:

    "I think that the result of the election on Thursday was very different from what we all imagined it would be on the day we heard it had been called. Despite having been cut out of the national media exposure for two years nationally we have increased the number of our MPs to twelve, but lost four of our existing MPs, including Nick Clegg. We now have four women MPs.

General News

  • Article: Oct 17, 2017

    The increase is thought to reflect both a genuine rise in hate crime around the time of the EU referendum and ongoing improvements in crime recording by the police.

    Commenting, Liberal Democrat Home Affairs spokesperson Ed Davey said:

    "This disgraceful rise in hate crime demands a much stronger response from Government than we have seen.

  • Article: Oct 16, 2017

    Its findings show that under WTO rules, the average household would see price rises worth an extra £260 a year, while over three million families would see price rises of over £500 a year.

    The report finds that low-income households would face the biggest cost pressure.

    Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson Tom Brake commented:

  • Article: Oct 16, 2017

    Vince Cable said:

    "News of this massive write-down shows our economy is in real trouble. Jobs are being lost at major employers such as Vauxhall and BAE, the pound has already lost 20% of its value in a year, our balance of trade and productivity are poor, and we have fallen to the bottom of the growth league for major economies.