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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

  • Lichfield Hustings 2019
    Article: Dec 10, 2019

    Wade Street Lichfield Church was full, upstairs and down, and even the hall next door looked busy with live feed to a large TV there.

    Quite heated for Lichfield I'd say!

    Lots of support for Paul and lots of challenge for Fabricant - with Fabricant even suggesting that some of the audience had been imported from outside the area just to heckle him!

  • Article: Dec 9, 2019

    Just get it done so that we can get on. Attractive refrain. But does returning Mr Johnson to No 10 really Get It Done? We are promised that the EU trade deal will be done by the end of 2020. If not we leave without one. So No Deal is still very much on the table.

    What about this deal, this very good deal? It's only the beginning. It needs another deal, that trade deal with Europe. Of course I can get a good trade deal with Europe. They said I'd never be able to renegotiate Mrs May's deal. But I did, didn't I? That's the half-baked bit. Boris' divorce deal is little different to Mrs May's. Whilst it removed the back-stop, so loathed by the idealogues, it replaced it with not one but two Irish borders and little else. What's more lots of Brexiters still hate it. The Brexit Party says Boris' deal still keeps us a vassal state of Europe. Nigel Farage has only withdrawn the Brexit candidates from Tory seats to try to ensure Remain doesn't win. Once Boris is back in Government the Brexiters plan to hold Boris' feet to the fire to get an even harder Brexit. So the internal strife within the Brexit camp will still go on

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