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Phillip Bennion

Phil Bennion candidate for the Lichfield Rural East division in the May 2021 Staffordshire County Council Election

Phillip Bennion was County Councillor for Lichfield Rural East from 2002-05 and Lichfield District Councillor for Mease and Tame from 1999-2011. A farmer from Haunton, Phillip also served as MEP for the West Midlands from 2012-2014 and 2019-20. Phillip was instrumental in raising the issue of the treatment of Uyghurs in Xinxiang by the Chinese authorities to public notice during his term of office.

From his time as a County Councillor one can see that he has a record of achieving change : 1) Worked with pressure group Tamworth Northern Alliance to get development north of Tamworth kicked out on grounds of inadequate road infrastructure 2) Campaigned successfully to get the decking to increase capacity at Tamworth station car park. 3) Instigated the adoption by Lichfield District of Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) to mitigate flooding. 4) Helped introduce Direct Payments for Social Care giving the rural elderly a better chance of independent living. 5) Gained an increased frequency of buses for Mease Valley 6) Attended all Parish Council meetings in the area on a regular basis. To keep people in touch with all this he delivered regular Focus leaflets.

Compare all this with the record of the local Tories. Tory Control at all levels of Government is bad for us. It's time to hold them to account