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Crown Ward by-election - June 7th 2018

Michael Pettingale

Michael Pettingale

Michael lives locally to Crown ward and at the moment volunteers with Citizens Advice and works shifts at Uttoxeter racecourse while training to be a lawyer.

"If elected I would be focused on supporting residents who have problem with Borough Council services.

I will also speak up on wider issues that affect local residents such as maitaining access to health services, working to keep the local area safe and finding ways to protect the environment. The Borough works in partnership with the County Council and Statutory organisations and as your local councillor I would seek to make these work for you.

A Safe Community

  • Chronic under investment in Staffordshire's roads has left many of them dangerous, not least the A515.
    Flood protection in Marchington has to keep pace with any future development.

Access to Healthcare

  • The merger of Burton and Derby hospitals will go through this summer. Assurances about continuing services must be kept to.
    With parking at Burton hospital as expensive as it is, good public transport links are important.
  • Lib Dems have a particular focus on mental healthcare. Access to services has been identified as being key for rural areas like Crown ward. In recent years, lack of funding has been an obstacle to getting people the help they need.

A Healthy Environment

  • Marchington Woodlands, the River Dove and the National Forest are all part of Crown ward. This rich natural environment should be celebrated.
  • In the last five years the amount of waste sent to be recycled has been dropping steadily, and it is now less than half. More can, and should, be done to promote recycling.

Contact Michael Pettingale at mpettingale@gmail.com

promoted and published by H. Warner for Michael Pettingale and Liberal Democrats at 312 Uxbridge Street, Burton upon Trent DE14 3JS

  • Miles Trent
    Article: Jul 28, 2018
    By Miles Trent

    What's YOUR take? What are YOUR ideas for Friarsgate? We'd love to hear from you.

    Please use survey in following link friarsgate-survey

    With the original plans for the Lichfield Friarsgate development now in ruins, Miles Trent has spoken on behalf of the Lichfield Liberal Democrats on the subject, and presented some ideas for the future.

  • Article: Jul 18, 2018

    From Lichfield Live

    The MP for Lichfield and Burntwood should step down and let a decent person replace him, according to a Liberal Democrat councillor.

    Conservative MP Michael Fabricant came under fire after he posted a message- which he later deleted - depicting the London Mayor's head on an inflatable pig engaged in a sex act with another inflatable pig in front of an image of Donald Trump.

  • Lee Cadwallader-Allan
    Article: Jun 20, 2018

    Lee Cadwallader-Allan is the Liberal Democrat candidate for the by-election in Curborough ward for Lichfield district council on July 5th

    Lee Cadwallader-Allan has lived in the Lichfield and Burntwood area for twelve years, married, with his extended family living nearby. Following his graduation in 2005 from Keele University, Lee, a native of Shropshire, has always worked in the Midlands. He has worked in the NHS for the past ten years, in an acute hospital, a mental health trust, and his current post as a management accountant is with NHS England.
    "I am passionate about health and social care. My professional experience enables me to campaign effectively for our vital local health and care services," Lee says. He is a member of the local Quaker community, and is active in the community on issues such as equality, justice, and peace, including such matters as adequate public transport services, and affordable housing in the Lichfield area.
    "We must not let cuts to local government funding hit those who are relying on the services provided by the Council," he says. "Any cuts must be applied fairly, and should not have a disproportionate impact on those in need."

  • Paul Ray - 2015 Election
    Article: Jun 18, 2018

    From Lichfield Live today.

    The long-awaited city centre redevelopment scheme for Friarsgate collapsed last week after the Cabinet at Lichfield District Council voted against footing a £49million bill to ensure it went ahead after private funding failed to materialise.

    Lib Dem councillor Paul Ray insists the council cannot let the land blot the city's landscape for too long. He adds: "We are now in a total mess and there are serious questions for Cllr Mike Wilcox and the Conservative administration of Lichfield District Council to answer.

  • 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.

  • Article: May 30, 2018
    In Lichfield Live

    A Liberal Democrat councillor says the financial stability of Lichfield District Council should not be jeopardised by a desire to get the Friarsgate project off the ground.

    An artist's impression of the new Friarsgate development

    The local authority has drawn up a plan to foot the bill for the long-awaited city centre development after private finance did not materialise.