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  • Paul Ray Nov 2020 ()
    Article: Apr 21, 2021
    By Cllr Paul Ray

    Paul Ray, Liberal Democrat Councillor on Lichfield District Council writes:

    Lichfield & Burntwood and the surrounding villages is a great place to live but we face important challenges. The key issues we campaign for locally are:

    - more affordable housing - the district needs more houses for its current residents - and their children and grandchildren. Housing is just too expensive especially for young people and their families. There are currently over 1000 people on the local housing waiting list but last year only 206 affordable homes were built. The new local plan sets the affordable housing target at the level that is currently being achieved. That is just not ambitious enough.

  • Paul Taylor 2 ()
    Article: Apr 14, 2021
    By Paul Taylor - Candidate for Burntwood South

    Let's have a look at how the Government has handled the Pandemic

    Paul Taylor writes about the Government's management

    Spring is in the air. The tremendous success of the vaccine development and roll-out have lifted the spirits. And boosted The Government's and Mr Johnson's popularity and their position in the polls. But don't be fooled: one swallow doesn't make a summer. And one good decision (or adherence to scientific advice for once) does not prove competence.

  • spilt cake
    Article: Apr 4, 2021
    By Cllr Hugh Ashton

    The elephant in the room - Bungling Boris has botched it

    by Hugh Ashton

    The current pandemic crisis has so dominated the news that our other ongoing crisis, the chaos and damage caused by this government's bungled exit from the European Union, seems to be almost neglected by the media. Far from having our cake and eating it, as PM Johnson claimed, we have dropped the cake on the floor, leaving us with an inedible mess. It's becoming increasingly clear that Brexit is far from DONE.