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Jeyan Anketell for Stowe Ward

Jeyan Anketell

Lichfield District and City (Parish) Councils
- Election 22 February 2018

Once again, for the third time in less than a year, a Conservative local councillor has resigned in Stowe ward.
Conservatives control all levels of national and local government in this area and still try to blame others for their failings.

Jeyan Anketell is an experienced and hardworking local campaigner who will speak up and work for residents in Stowe ward.

JEYAN ANKETELL works as part of your hardworking Lib Dem team. JEYAN is the best choice to be our new local councillor on Thursday 22 February 2018

Jeyan Anketell has lived in Stowe ward with his wife and two sons since 1985. Jeyan is a retired teacher, having been Head of Science at a local secondary school.
During his time in Lichfield Jeyan has taken on many community roles. Currently he is a Non-Stipendiary Minister (voluntary and unpaid priest) attached to St Michael's Church, Lichfield and since June 2016 been a Volunteer Reading/Listening Assistant at Scotch Orchard Community Primary School, previously attended by both his children many years ago, as they also did Nether Stowe School.

If you need a postal or proxy vote it is best to contact Lichfield Council Elections dept directly on 01543 308125 or email elections@lichfielddc.gov.uk

To contact Jeyan or volunteer to help his campaign :

Email: stowe@lichfieldlibdems.org.uk or
write to Jeyan Anketell at :
7 Wissage Lane LICHFIELD WS13 6DQ

Promoted and Published for Jeyan Anketell and Liberal Democrats by M. Pettingale 7, Wissage Lane, Lichfield WS13 6DQ

  • manifesto housing
    Article: Dec 11, 2018
    By Lee Cadwallader-Allan

    After pressure from Liberal Democrat Peers, the Government have announced major concessions on the Tenant Fees Bill.
    The amendment would significantly limit the fees that could be charged to a tenant by their landlord or lettings agent, require a greater amount of transparency when deciding not to refund a holding deposit, and limit the maximum security deposit a landlord can require to five weeks rent.

    Responding to the Government amendments, Liberal Democrat Housing Spokesperson John Shipley said "It is good to see the Government have listened to the concerns we raised during the progress of the Bill. These amendments will make a huge difference for tenants, who will save hundreds of pounds every year. We also want to congratulate Shelter, Citizens Advice and Generation Rent who have worked so hard to get this Bill in the right place."

    Many of the provisions in the Tenant Fees Bill were proposed in the previous session of Parliament by Lib Dem Peer Olly Grender, in her Renters' Rights Private Members' Bill.

    Commenting on the changes to the Bill, Liberal Democrat local campaigner Lee Cadwallader-Allan said "It is the vulnerable in our society who are most affected by the extortionate fees imposed by landlords and lettings agencies. The inability to pay these fees upfront can often lead to homelessness. While I welcomed the Government bringing forward this Bill, there were a number of outstanding issues that could have had severe consequences for low income tenants or tenants on benefits in the private rented sector. There is still more work to be done to get tenants a fairer deal, but I am delighted that the Government have listened to our suggestions and others to improve this Bill. The task now is to get this change for tenants through as quickly as possible."

  • NHS STAFF
    Article: Nov 23, 2018
    By Jeyan Anketell


    The NHS and social care services are in a state of crisis. The Conservatives have left them under-funded, and staff embattled and undervalued, while need continues to grow and patient care suffers.
    This has also impacted on our local Samuel Johnson Community Hospital with shortages of staff in more than one area of care - repeatedly. Not only has this impacted on those available staff trying to cover for absent colleagues, but when the hospital managers have been able to fill any vacancies, they have to pay over the odds for agency staff --- and if these agency staff live some distance away, then the hospital has to pay for their accommodation in local hotels/B&Bs as well! Guess who gets the blame when our hospitals find themselves going over budget in trying to care for our needs?
    An early act of the Conservatives in Government was to cut nursing training places. Now they have started charging trainee nurses and radiographers graduate tuition fees, Add to that the uncertainty discouraging staff who are EU Nationals from staying … What are the Conservatives up to?

  • Jo Swinson and Vince Cable
    Article: Nov 16, 2018
    By Jo Swinson

    It's taken us two years of negotiations with the EU to get a deal.

    But what we now have in front of us is a very bad deal for the United Kingdom. We are left rule takers not rule makers.

    The Liberal Democrats won't stand idly by and watch a Tory Brexit wreck our NHS, endanger our security and damage our economy

  • Paul Ray at Windmill
    Article: Nov 9, 2018
    By Cllr Paul Ray

    Councillor Paul Ray has been working tirelessly to progress matters regarding this derelict building. Legal issues have held up construction of 12 houses on this site, meaning that the building has remained an eyesore for local residents.
    There was an issue with ownership of part of the land and Cllr Ray brought the council and the developer together to resolve this. Now a Compulsory Purchase Order has been granted by the council and and the developer has said that he hopes construction will start mid-2019. That is very good news for local residents.

  • Brexit demonstration in London
    Article: Nov 8, 2018
    By Cllr Paul Ray

    Brexit continues to threaten us with national catastrophe. The Prime Minister's Chequers plan (which must now be dead in the water) would leave us complying with EU rules, but without our current ability to influence them. Extremism within her own party is a growing problem; polls show that a majority of pro-Brexit Tory voters in England would prefer to break-up the UK and jeopardise peace in Northern Ireland than stay in the EU.

  • Paul Ray - 2015 Election
    Article: Nov 6, 2018

    As a local party we are strong supporters of new housing and especially affordable housing in Lichfield district. On this subject Lichfield Tories have failed to deliver. The Conservative led Council's target for 2017/18 was planning permission for 1300 homes. In fact, permission was granted for only 416 homes, and only 120 affordable homes were built. We simply must do better.

  • Paul Ray - 2015 Election
    Article: Nov 2, 2018
    By Cllr Paul Ray

    The failed Lichfield Friarsgate project has so far cost £7 million. Although the Conservative councillors who have steered this project to its current disastrous stage say that £4.5 million is recoverable through land sales, this still leaves Lichfield and Burntwood communities on the hook for some £2.5 million, paid as non-recoverable legal and consultancy fees. Given the understandable outrage at this waste of public money and lack of planning, the Conservative leader of Lichfield District Council, Mike Wilcox, has agreed to a cross-party working group to determine the future of the project.
    The Liberal Democrats have clear ideas for the site, including partnering with housing associations to bring family housing back to the centre of the city, creating a leisure centre there to replace some of the facilities at the ageing Friary centre, as well as providing entertainment facilities (in particular a cinema) and a heritage project to welcome visitors arriving to the "City of Festivals" by bus, coach, or train.

  • Richard Rathbone - Friarsgate
    Article: Oct 1, 2018

    At the recent local by-election on 27 September our candidate Richard Rathbone gained a creditable 17% of the vote in both the Lichfield City (parish) and Lichfield District contests won by the Conservative candidate

    Richard Rathbone thanks everyone who supported him in this by election campaign.

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