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  • 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 work 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.

  • Tamworth A5 Traffic
    Article: Mar 25, 2018
    By Matt Davies

    Another day, another traffic jam on the A5.
    🌫Did you know Tamworth has poor air quality zones (www.tamworth.gov.uk/air-quality)

    🌫Poor air quality is linked to 40,000 early deaths in the UK (Friends of the Earth)
    πŸ‘πŸ»We need more housing but we must invest in infrastructure first.
    πŸ‘ŽπŸ»800 houses on Dunstall Farm all using existing access around Ventura Park #gridlock

  • NHS
    Article: Mar 23, 2018
    By Jeyan Anketell

    Jeyan Anketell and other local Liberal Democrats attended the mid-December briefing given by Helen Scott-South (Chief Executive Officer of Burton hospitals NHS Foundations Trust) about the proposed merger of the Burton Hospitals and the Derby Teaching Hospitals expected then to be fully operational by 1st April 2018.

  • Jeyan Anketell
    Article: Feb 23, 2018

    Lichfield District Council - Stowe Ward Results

    Well done Jeyan Anketell, agent Michael Pettingale and their small but hardworking team on achieving a 19% share of the voting. LD did not stand in this ward in 2015 or 2011 or indeed 2007 council elections. This was a determined effort with leaflet, canvassing and some good press/website for a ward with little LD campaigning history this century!

  • Jeyan Anketell
    Article: Feb 7, 2018
    By Jeyan Anketell

    Liberal Democrat Council candidate Jeyan Anketell has slammed the Conservative government and Conservative Staffordshire County Council for the catastrophic state of public services in Lichfield and Burntwood.

    He says;

    "There is a third by-election in Lichfield in Stowe on 22 February and I urge residents to vote Lib Dem. We have the policies to invest in our public services - and these are sensible and properly funded.

  • F&C Quiz 2018 2
    Article: Feb 3, 2018
    All politics and no play. Not us at LTB Lib Dems. A great evening was had at Lichfield on Friday. I wonder what Sue was saying to Hugh behind her hand! And the winners was..... Jeyan, Hugh, Mike and Kiko
  • Article: Feb 3, 2018

    A by-election has been called in the Stowe ward on Lichfield District Council and Lichfield City Council following the resignation of Conservative member David Smedley.

    Liberal Democrat councillor Paul Ray has called on residents to use the ballot to make their feelings known about the impact of cuts across Lichfield and Burntwood.

  • 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 30, 2018
    Paul Ray, Liberal Democrat councillor for Chadsmead has been campaigning for a long-term solution to a very dangerous junction in Lichfield and has been presented with a petition from angry local residents. [see photo]
    And only last week there was another serious accident at this junction. [see photos x2]
  • Article: Jan 22, 2018

    From Lichfield Live

    "Cllr Paul Ray, Liberal Democrat representative for the Chadsmead ward, said: "I have been contacted by local residents about this and have spoken to Matt Allman, the Headteacher at the Friary School. I support their key concerns.

    "The Friary is a 1,000 student school and these proposals seem to me to cause danger for the students at the start and end of the school day when students are arriving and leaving in very large numbers.