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  • Paul Taylor 2 ()
    Article: Apr 14, 2021
    By Paul Taylor - Candidate for Burntwood South

    Let's have a look at how the Government has handled the Pandemic

    Paul Taylor writes about the Government's management

    Spring is in the air. The tremendous success of the vaccine development and roll-out have lifted the spirits. And boosted The Government's and Mr Johnson's popularity and their position in the polls. But don't be fooled: one swallow doesn't make a summer. And one good decision (or adherence to scientific advice for once) does not prove competence.

  • spilt cake
    Article: Apr 4, 2021
    By Cllr Hugh Ashton

    The elephant in the room - Bungling Boris has botched it

    by Hugh Ashton

    The current pandemic crisis has so dominated the news that our other ongoing crisis, the chaos and damage caused by this government's bungled exit from the European Union, seems to be almost neglected by the media. Far from having our cake and eating it, as PM Johnson claimed, we have dropped the cake on the floor, leaving us with an inedible mess. It's becoming increasingly clear that Brexit is far from DONE.

  • Paul McDermott 2021 2 ()
    Page: Mar 17, 2021

    Paul McDermott candidate for the Lichfield Rural North division in the May 2021 Staffordshire County Council Election

    Paul McDermott, although originally from Manchester, has lived in Lichfield since 1974. He has 2 sons and 3 grandchildren, all still living in Staffordshire. A graduate in Paper Science, he has run his own business in the paper industry since 1992, working with various European paper mills. He also acts as Hon. Secretary for the Birmingham Paper Trade Social Society. Paul is a worship leader at Lichfield Methodist Church and treasurer for the Tamworth and Lichfield Circuit of Methodist churches. A former Captain of 1st Lichfield Boys' Brigade he continues an active interest in the Company as their treasurer. His other interests include music and travel.

  • Councillor Helen Hall ()
    Page: Mar 16, 2021

    Our Liberal Democrat Candidates in the May 2021 Elections

    Police Commissioner

    Richard Mark Whelan

    County Council Divisions

    Burton Town - Helen Hall

    Burton Trent - Theo Hollier

    Burntwood North:- Jamie Christie

    Burntwood South:- Paul Taylor

    Lichfield City North:- Miles Trent

    Lichfield City South:- Hugh Ashton

  • Paul Taylor 2 ()
    Page: Mar 16, 2021

    Paul Taylor candidate for the Burntwood South division in the May 2021 Staffordshire County Council Election and in Summerhill & All Saints ward in Lichfield district council by-election.

    "My name is Paul Taylor known online and to my friends as theaardvark, and whilst I might look like a character from Game of Thrones, I am in fact your LibDem candidate for Burntwood South in the Staffordshire County Council May 2021 elections.

  • Hugh Ashton 2019
    Page: Mar 14, 2021

    Hugh Ashton candidate for the Lichfield City South division in the May 2021 Staffordshire County Council Election

    Hugh Ashton spent much of his early life in Stafford, and moved to Japan in 1988, where he stayed until 2016 when he returned to live in Lichfield near his family. He has represented Garrick Road ward in Lichfield since 2019, works as a freelance writer and novelist, and has taken part in volunteer activities throughout the city, including helping with the Lichfield Emergency Night Shelter, and the COVID vaccination centre in the Cathedral.

  • Michael Fabricant MP - Lichfield - Conservative
    Article: Dec 30, 2020
    By Cllr Hugh Ashton - Lichfield Liberal Democrats

    Lichfield's Conservative MP Michael Fabricant has recently published his party's view of the benefits there will be for our area on the back of Brexit.

    Similarly to a majority of our American cousins difficulty with soon to be ex-President Trump we have trouble agreeing with Mr Fabricants "facts" let alone his conclusions.

  • Paul Ray Nov 2020 ()
    Article: Dec 23, 2020

    Paul Ray writes

    As Liberal Democrats we know that a major priority for our country is to solve the housing crisis, by making housing properly affordable. As a councillor on Lichfield District Council, I am on the Overview & Scrutiny Committee which has reviewed the "Planning for the Future" White Paper and I have expressed serious concerns about planning.

  • Paul Ray Nov 2020 ()
    Article: Nov 23, 2020

    The Liberal Democrat representative for Chadsmead ward said it was important people were aware of the range of support on offer.

    "These are very difficult times for many families especially with Christmas fast approaching - many families will be in desperate financial circumstances over this period due to the economic crisis brought on by COVID-19.

  • Paul Ray 2019
    Article: Oct 6, 2020

    Lichfield District Council (LDC) has passed a motion to declare a climate change emergency which the Lichfield and Burntwood Liberal Democrats have fully supported as "it is the defining issue of our time". But they say that we need real action from our council - and so have specific proposals for LDC.