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Burton & Uttoxeter Liberal Democrats

Adam Wain

Adam Wain, Our Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Burton & Uttoxeter

Adam was born in Burton hospital, grew up in the Burton area and has lived in Barton, Outwoods and Winshill. After University he moved a short distance into Derbyshire to be closer to work, where he remains to this day, but his roots remain in the Burton area and he feels privileged to be a candidate here and to have the chance to represent the people of Burton and Uttoxeter. He currently lives with his wife and their three children, two of whom are in the sixth form of their local state secondary school and the other attends a local sixth form college.

Adam works as an IT professional for a multinational company where he currently manages global software development for one of their divisions. In this role he works with people of many nationalities and appreciates the benefits of diversity and international collaboration. He understands the need to give our children a world class education, so our country continues to prosper in the global economy.

A passionate European, Adam campaigned hard for remain in the referendum. He believes the Conservative party will use Brexit to get rid of many of the workers' rights and environmental protections that we all take for granted in the EU. Their eagerness to sign a trade deal with the US also threatens the future of our cherished NHS and the quality and safety of our food. Adam fully supports the Liberal Democrats' policy on Brexit and the right of people to make the final decision on whether we remain or leave the EU.

Adam has been a committed liberal all his life. He believes that people should be free to live and express themselves as individuals without fear of discrimination, but that society also has a responsibility to promote fairness and to look after its most vulnerable members. He also recognises the climate crisis as the biggest threat to our continued wellbeing and fully supports the Liberal Democrats strong plans to put the UK at the forefront of global action.

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Agent: Hugh warner 07973 907 995

  • Helen Hall 2019
    Article: May 1, 2019

    Local air quality in East Staffordshire is still below international standards according to a major report just issued by ESBC. East Staffordshire Liberal Democrats want to up the Council's game responding to this pollution which is damaging public health. A replacement modern digital system of monitoring should be used to make real time checks to pollution levels at the times and locations where children and other pedestrians are crossing roads to go to school or work, and when children are in school playgrounds. The old style diffusion tube system relied on now only measures average pollution over 2-4 weeks, not the real time peak levels to which pedestrians are exposed.

  • Councillor Helen Hall ()
    Article: Jul 26, 2018
    By Helen Hall

    Things are moving on the regeneration of Burton town centre. Last Wednesday I attended a briefing on the plans to start by re-paving of Station Street, followed by the addition of trees and street furniture. After that, there will be a regeneration of the town centre and beyond, and it feels great that it's all starting to happen now

  • Article: Jun 8, 2018

    Crown ward is on the edge of Staffordshire, south of the River Dove. It covers the villages of Hanbury, Draycott and Marchington. The by-election in this safe Conservative seat was caused by the resignation of the previous councillor. Once again, the Conservatives held the seat.

    This was the first time this century the Liberal Democrats stood a candidate in Crown ward. The party managed to deliver a leaflet to almost all of this very spread out ward. Many thanks to those who were generous with their time. The response on the doorstep was fairly encouraging and that was reflected in a promising result, almost taking second place in a previously uncontested area.

  • Michael Pettingale
    Article: May 20, 2018

    Michael Pettingale is to be the Liberal Democrat candidate for the by-election on June 7th. He lives locally and at the moment volunteers at Citizens Advice and works shifts at Uttoxeter Racecourse while training to become a lawyer.

    Michael says: "The Liberal Democrats just enjoyed a promising set of local election results because of our reputation for hard-working and responsive councillors and the open and outward-looking approach we take to politics. This is the first time a Lib Dem has stood in Crown ward for very many years. On June 7th, I am asking if you would join with others switching their vote to the Liberal Democrats.

  • 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 13, 2018

    Two recently elected concillors, both conservatives, have decided to quit so there will be by elections in February in East Staffordshire Borough, Stretton Ward and Lichfield District Council, Stowe Ward. Our candidates, Rhys Buchan and Jeyan Anketell are standing.