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Richard Rathbone cropStowe Ward (City Council)

Richard Rathbone

Richard Rathbone now works part time as an inspector for the Joint Council for Qualifications, which represents the GCSE and GCE examination awarding bodies. He lives in Lichfield and joined the Liberal Democrats in 2016 following the referendum result having never previously been a member of any political party.

Richard says:

"A favourite phrase used by Tory cabinet ministers these days is to introduce any statement they make with the words "I am very clear that…" In reality they are far from being clear. They certainly do not yet have a "clear" approach to the forthcoming Brexit negotiations. Even the Chancellor, in the full knowledge we must assume of the Prime Minister, can make an elementary error in his recent budget over the proposed increased national insurance charges for self-employed people. Conservative politicians are not as competent as they would like to have us believe." Richard will be effective and conscientious in representing people in his division.