Paul Ray. Our Liberal Democrat Candidate for the Lichfield Constituency in the General Election
Paul has lived in Lichfield for 19 years and is married with three children.
Paul also has family members of the older generation living in Lichfield which means he has a good understanding of the issues affecting that part of the population.
Paul has spent all his adult life in the Midlands following graduation in 1986 from Aston University. He has worked as a solicitor since 1997 and has been a partner since 2005. He specialises in finance law advising in the private and public sectors and as finance is key to any business or organisation, Paul's work gives him very relevant experience of the pressures affecting business and the public sector.
Paul is a councillor on Lichfield City and District Councils for Chadsmead ward and was re-elected in 2019 with a strong personal vote. He is a very active and committed councillor with a track record for taking time to deal with local residents' issues relating to planning, housing, public nuisance, traffic, road safety etc.
And the key wider issues affecting Lichfield and Burntwood that Paul campaigns on are the need to ensure that we have much more affordable housing in our area and that the cuts to the council's funding are applied fairly and do not hit disproportionately those who really rely on the council's services. Paul also actively campaigns for better leisure facilities in our district for all but in particular the young. He was a lead councillor involved in the successful campaign to stop the Conservative council in Lichfield from closing the Friary Grange Leisure Centre.