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Lichfield local elections 2019

Paul Ray, Councillor for Chadsmead Ward

A councillor on Lichfield City and District Councils for Chadsmead ward, Paul Ray was elected in a by-election in February 2016 and re-elected in May 2019.

In May 2019 he was joined by an extra 7 Lib Dem councillors on Lichfield City Council for Chadsmead, Leomansley, Stowe and St John's Ward. Lichfield Lib Dems have shown themselves in the May 19 elections to be the main challengers to The controlling Conservatives in Lichfield City and also had a strong second place in Mease Ward. Also within Lichfield & Burntwood parliamentary constituency Derek Lord was placed immediately after the two winning Conservatives in Needwood ward in East Staffs with another good vote - well done!

Lichfield District Results 2019 (Lichfield Liberal Democrats)

Liberal Democrats contested all district wards in Lichfield City Parish plus one rural ward in Mease Valley where we also had a strong second place result.

A better reflection of our performance in Lichfield City is in the parish election results summarised below:

City Results 2019 (Lichfield Liberal Democrats)

Our new Lichfield City Councillors are:

Chadsmead - Paul Ray, Miles Trent and Christine Rapley

Garrick Road - Hugh Ashton

Leomansley - Ian Jackson

Stowe - Paul McDermott and Richard Rathbone

St John's - John Smith

  • Paul Ray & team Campaigning in Burntwood
    Article: Nov 16, 2019

    Off to a flying start - Paul Ray the Liberal Democrat candidate for Lichfield and Burntwood is pictured with some of the 10 strong team who were there to support him and handing out our newly printed leaflets.

  • Paul Ray & Sam Johnson Hosp
    Article: Nov 13, 2019

    The NHS and Social Care

    Paul Ray, election candidate for Lichfield, writes:

    How long do you have to wait to get a GP appointment in Lichfield?

    Under this government the serous staff shortages across the two sectors arise from a perfect storm of insufficient money (NHS funding not keeping pace with population change and drastic cuts to social care funding), a hostile environment and falling value of the pound deterring much needed help from abroad and then the pension chaos forcing the most highly skilled to cut their hours.

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