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  • Article: Jun 16, 2017

    Monthly Lichfield Pint and Politics

    - George IV Pub, [not the George Hotel!] meeting room 34 Bore St, Lichfield WS13 6LU
    (meeting room is sitting area at front of pub on left as you enter)

    - contact Keith LePla 07736 248846 for details

  • Article: Jun 10, 2017

    Hugh Warner, Chair of Lichfield, Tamworth and Burton Lib Dems has written to all members today:

    "I think that the result of the election on Thursday was very different from what we all imagined it would be on the day we heard it had been called. Despite having been cut out of the national media exposure for two years nationally we have increased the number of our MPs to twelve, but lost four of our existing MPs, including Nick Clegg. We now have four women MPs.

  • Article: Jun 6, 2017

    Paul Ray, the Liberal Democrat candidate for Lichfield and Burntwood in the General Election has urged voters to VOTE LIBERAL DEMOCRAT as election day approaches.

    Paul Ray said "During the campaign I have had the opportunity to set out the key and distinctive policies of the Lib Dems. These have been really well received on the doorstep.

  • Article: Jun 2, 2017

    Liberal Democrats believe in the highest standards of animal welfare and conservation and will continue to fight for these. We recognise that many animal welfare issues require multilateral action to be tackled effectively. We will provide greater resources for international environmental cooperation, particularly on actions to tackle illegal and unsustainable trade in timber, wildlife, ivory, and fish. Such multilateral action will also require us to continue to work closely with our European neighbours. Liberal Democrats will fight to ensure all EU animal welfare legislation is protected throughout any Brexit negotiations. As well as this we will strengthen and expand the EU-wide ban on battery caged hens through a total ban on caged hens. We will also ensure that future trade deals require high safety, environmental and animal welfare standards for food imports, including clear and unambiguous country of origin labelling for meat and dairy products.

  • Article: Jun 2, 2017

    Don't forget - coming up on Monday June 5th, the Burton Lib Dem Pint and, on 12th, the Tamworth Pub Monday.

    Burton's pint at 7.30 pm at the Coopers Tavern, Cross Street, DE14 1EG, and Tamworth's at the Market Vaults Tamworth B79 7LU at the same time.

    Contact details by clicking on the date in the Diary pages

  • Article: May 30, 2017

    Liberal Democrats in Lichfield and Burntwood are calling on local Conservatives to disown their plans to abolish universal free school meals for infant-aged children or to justify it.

    The Liberal Democrats have reacted angrily to news that the Conservative manifesto announced that the Conservatives will axe universal free school meals that were introduced by Liberal Democrats when they were part of the Coalition Government.

  • Paul Ray at Samuel Johnson Hospital 2
    Article: May 22, 2017

    Paul Ray of the Liberal Democrats in Lichfield and Burntwood has accused the Conservatives of clobbering elderly people in care by forcing them to sell their homes to pay for social care.

    Paul Ray said that this is a brutal policy and he was very concerned for the large proportion of the community in Lichfield and Burntwood who are retired.

  • Lichfield and Burntwood Education cuts
    Article: May 12, 2017
    By Paul Ray

    Liberal Democrats will give schools the money they need and get that money to where it is needed, helping teachers and students. This commitment means investing £7bn in education during the next parliament so that per pupil funding keeps pace with the increasing number of students and rising inflation.

  • Paul Ray at Samuel Johnson Hospital 2
    Article: May 11, 2017
    By Paul Ray

    Lib Dem candidate for Lichfield and Burntwood, Paul Ray, has outlined his belief in a strong NHS: "as your MP I would fight to protect our health care system.

    To ensure it carries on delivering for future generations. The Lib Dems would:
    ● invest an extra £6bn a year in health and social care via a penny on income tax
    ● around £4bn will go to the NHS and £2bn will plug the gap in social care funding
    ● £14 million will be specifically allocated to the NHS here in southeast Staffs."
    Conservative policies are destroying the NHS and must be opposed. Cuts to healthcare budget of £104m by 2021 are damaging for Staffordshire, with proposals to cut the number of minor injury units, reduce the number of community beds, and reduce the number of A&E centres in our county from 3 to 2. Paul has already lead a Lib Dem campaign against changes at the Samuel Johnson hospital and will continue to fight for increased NHS funding.