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Rob Wheway

Rob Wheway

Parliamentary Candidate for Tamworth Constituency

Tamworth Liberal Democrats are proud to announce their candidate for Tamworth Constituency. Rob is discussing transport issues at our Train Station with Jenny Pinkett (retired Lib Dem candidate) and supporters. Rob is an experienced campaigner and will be energetically taking our message of "Stop Brexit" and "Help us build a brighter future" to the people of Tamworth. Rob is very knowledgable and passionate about environmental issues and how they are impacting Tamworth. Tamworth Liberal Democrats will be holding events in Tamworth in the run up to the General Election and we urge people to look out for our leaflets in their letter box. To find out more about Tamworth Liberal Democrats, you can contact Rob by checking out our Facebook page or this site.

  • Paul Ray & team at 2019 GE Count
    Article: Dec 16, 2019

    Not good news for the Lib Dems nationally. Though the vote share rose from 7.4% to 11.5%, sadly the number of Lib Dem MPs fell by one, Jo Swinson's seat, compared to the situation after the 2017 election.

    But locally the outcome was better. In Tamworth our vote share slightly increased, and more than doubled in Burton and Lichfield. In the latter Paul Ray's vote share rose to 10.8%.

  • Article: Nov 29, 2019

    Take a look at the Institute for Fiscal Studies Director Paul Johnson's comments on the three manifestos at


    He is highly critical of both the Conservative and Labour manifestos. Some telling excerpts:

    "The implication of the Conservative manifesto is that they believe most aspects of public policy are just fine as they are. Little in the way of changes to tax, spending, welfare or anything else. Yes, there are some spending increases for health and education already promised, but essentially nothing new in the manifesto.

    Labour, by contrast, want to change everything. Their vision is of a state with a far greater role than anything we have seen for more than 40 years. They would tax and spend more than ever before.................

  • NHS Plan ()
    Article: Nov 27, 2019
    By Paul Ray

    Brexit is making the staffing crisis at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust even worse, the Liberal Democrats have warned.

    Figures published by the Liberal Democrats reveal that 44 EU staff working at our local trust have already left the health service this year including eight nurses and midwives.

    In the three years since the Brexit vote, 158 NHS staff from the EU have left the local trust.

    Staff departures from University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust are part of a worrying national trend: over 3,250 NHS staff from the EU have left the health service so far this year, including 1,116 nurses. The data, based on responses to Freedom of Information requests across 50 NHS hospital trusts, reveals that:

  • Tamworth Hustings Notice 5 Dec
    Article: Nov 25, 2019
  • Rob Wheway
    Article: Nov 12, 2019

    Tamworth residents had an opportunity to meet their general election candidate, Rob Wheway, last night. Some of the areas covered in the conversation were:

    Putting the "Great" back in Britain

    The narrow minded way the Brexit leaders have campaigned for Brexit has lowered the high standing internationally which we have previously enjoyed.