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  • Paul Ray 2019
    Article: Nov 26, 2019

    So says Paul Ray Lib Dem General Election candidate

    "The Liberal Democrats' position on Brexit is crystal clear. We are the strongest party of Remain. The Conservatives want to lead us over the Brexit cliff. That brings economic disaster with massive job losses, worsening of the staffing crisis in the NHS and social care since these sectors are so reliant on EU workers, the break-up of the UK….

  • Article: Nov 20, 2019

    THE ENVIRONMENT IS MAJOR ISSUE IN THE GENERAL ELECTION - AND LIB DEMS HAVE THE RIGHT POLICIES

    Paul Ray, the Liberal Democrat candidate for Lichfield & Burntwood has said "The environment is a major issue that will decide this general election and the Lib Dems have the policies to tackle the climate emergency. These include:

  • Paul Ray & team Campaigning in Burntwood
    Article: Nov 16, 2019

    Off to a flying start - Paul Ray the Liberal Democrat candidate for Lichfield and Burntwood is pictured with some of the 10 strong team who were there to support him and handing out our newly printed leaflets.

  • Paul Ray
    Article: Nov 4, 2019

    Paul Ray, Liberal Democrat Candidate for Lichfield:

    "The Lib Dems are the only major party to have come out unequivocally against the UK leaving the European Union which would impoverish the country for at least a generation. The Conservative Party appear to wish to lead the country over the cliff of an economic and social disaster, and Labour's current leadership seems unable to make up its mind. Jeremy Corbyn though has always been against membership of the EU that has brought billions of pounds of benefits to communities throughout the nation and this region.

  • Local Election 2019 (Lichfield Liberal Democrats)
    Article: Oct 30, 2019

    Paul has lived in Lichfield for 19 years and is married with three children.

    Paul also has family members of the older generation living in Lichfield which means he has a good understanding of the issues affecting that part of the population.

    Paul has spent all his adult life in the Midlands following graduation in 1986 from Aston University. He has worked as a solicitor since 1997 and has been a partner since 2005. He specialises in finance law advising in the private and public sectors and as finance is key to any business or organisation, Paul's work gives him very relevant experience of the pressures affecting business and the public sector.

  • Article: Oct 23, 2019

    At its meeting on Monday 21 October 2019 Lichfield City Council agreed to a motion which formally recognised that a climate emergency exists, and resolved to take this into account as a factor in future spending decisions of the City Council. The Climate Emergency motion, proposed by Liberal Democrat Councillor Hugh Ashton, provoked a lively and passionate debate, with useful contributions from all sides. Cllr Ashton says:

  • Article: Sep 23, 2019

    Residents have been warned that the fight to save Friary Grange Leisure Centre is still not over.

    The future of the facility was thrown into doubt when Lichfield District Council announced plans to shut the site from April 2020.

    But a petition backed by thousands of residents led to a review of the decision, with the local authority's Cabinet set to make a final decision next month.

  • Paul Ray
    Article: Sep 10, 2019

    With a General Election looking very likely in the next few months, keen local members met in Lichfield on 4th September with our candidate, Paul Ray to plan our campaign. Enthusiasm and good ideas were abundant. The recent local election experience suggests that it is by no means impossible that we could deprive Michael Fabricant of his seat.

  • Paul Ray - 2015 Election
    Article: Aug 18, 2019

    Lib Dem Councillor Paul Ray has urged residents to attend the Lichfield District Council meeting on 7 October at 6pm at The Garrick Theatre when the future of The Friary Grange Leisure Centre will be decided.

    Paul Ray said that "I and Cllr Jo Grange met with Doug Pullen, leader of Lichfield District Councillor last Friday to discuss the Friary Grange Leisure Centre and had a positive meeting.

  • Eastern Av Crossing
    Article: Jun 19, 2019

    Residents have drawn up a petition calling for a new crossing to be installed on a "lethal" stretch of road in Lichfield.

    Some elderly residents needing to using a bus stop on Eastern Avenue say they are having to wait for up to ten minutes for a gap in traffic before being able to cross the busy stretch of road.