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Miles Trent

Miles Trent candidate for the Lichfield City North division in the May 2021 Staffordshire County Council Election

Miles Trent has been an active and dedicated Councillor on Lichfield City Council for the last two years, working hard on local issues, and ensuring that the controlling Tory group is held to account for its decisions. Miles has lived in North Lichfield for the last 7 years. He works as a criminal lawyer for an independent public body which investigates alleged miscarriages of justice. Miles is passionate about preserving a strong, effective and efficient public sector. He would be an articulate and persuasive voice for local people at County Council level.

"I intend to speak up for Lichfield people at county level, ensuring that residents' views are taken seriously and acted upon, and building on our track record of year-round work as Lichfield city councillors. At this time of national crisis, it is more important than ever to hold the controlling Tory group to account for its decisions.

As a Lib Dem county councillor I would also promote positive ideas of fairness and equal opportunity, alongside a greener more sustainable future for the UK."

  • Miles Trent
    Article: Apr 27, 2021


    Liberal Democrat Councillors have been working hard for residents on Lichfield City Council.

    Miles Trent reports


    Eight Liberal Democrat councillors were elected to Lichfield City Council in 2019, effectively becoming the major opposition to the ruling Tory group. Since then they have worked actively on behalf of all Lichfield residents.
    - Lobbying the County Council to get Weston Road resurfaced and potholes fixed.
    - Playing a key role in the successful campaign to save the Friary Grange Leisure Centre - for the benefit of Lichfield citizens and to alleviate pressure on Burntwood Leisure Centre.
    - Taking action with regard to the Windmill pub leading to a Compulsory Purchase Order with construction now looking to start in 2021.
    - Continuing pressure to ensure the transfer of public open space at Darwin Park to the District Council to ensure regular ongoing maintenance. (Scheduled for completion by end March 2021.)
    - Working to support and improve Lichfield City markets. Cllr. Paul McDermott, as Deputy Chair of the cross-party Markets Working Group, has been heavily involved in ensuring the continued viability of the City's markets during what has been an exceptionally difficult time.

  • Miles Trent
    Page: Mar 29, 2021

    Miles Trent candidate for the Lichfield City North division in the May 2021 Staffordshire County Council Election

    Miles Trent has been an active and dedicated Councillor on Lichfield City Council for the last two years, working hard on local issues, and ensuring that the controlling Tory group is held to account for its decisions. Miles has lived in North Lichfield for the last 7 years. He works as a criminal lawyer for an independent public body which investigates alleged miscarriages of justice. Miles is passionate about preserving a strong, effective and efficient public sector. He would be an articulate and persuasive voice for local people at County Council level.

  • Article: Mar 15, 2021

    A Tale of Two Countries

    New Zealand

    In mid February 3 people from the same family in Auckland developed Covid, probably from transmission at the airport. A small community outbreak followed. (One hopes it remains small; there has been no recent community transmission).

    Just days later the government of New Zealand set up the independent continuous review group having appreciated advice from previous groups earlier in the pandemic. The 5 person group will meet twice each month through till June 2022. The NZ Government says, "Independent reviews of our contact tracing systems and the implementation of our testing strategy provided useful advice and recommendations. Implementation of those recommendations has left us better protected and better prepared."