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Welcome to Stafford and Stone Liberal Democrats' website. Here you will find up to date news and information - both local and national - all part of our pledge to 'keep in touch' throughout the year. We cover Stafford Borough and the parliamentary constituencies of Stafford and Stone.

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  • Vegan Coffee and walnut cake by The Food Rhino (greenlibdems.org.uk)
    Article: Oct 17, 2018
    By Linda Johnson

    Ingredients

    20g Fairtrade Ground Coffee

    300ml Boiling water

    1 X Cafetiere

    150g X Dairy free spread

    150g X Dark brown sugar

    250g X Self raising flour

    40g X Aquafaba

    120g X Chopped walnuts

    200g X Icing sugar

    2lb Bread tin

    [Method]

    In a cafetiere mix together the 300ml boiling water and the ground coffee and allow to cool before pressing. Cream together 150g dairy-free spread and dark brown sugar in a mixing bowl until a smooth paste is formed. Add to the mix your self-raising flour, aquafaba and 100g of the pressed coffee; make sure you keep the remaining coffee as you will need it later. Mix together well before stirring in 100g of the chopped walnuts. Grease and line a 2lb bread tin and add your batter, making sure the mixture is evenly spread in the tin. Cook at 180°C for 45 minutes turning halfway. Once the cake is cooked place on a Safi coffee and 100g of dairy-free spread until smooth and lay over the top of the cake. Finish by adding the remaining walnuts and chill for a few minutes until the frosting has set then serve.

  • Article: Oct 17, 2018

    Businesses with 500+ staff should be forced to reveal how they help employees with mental health issues if they fail to disclose the information voluntarily.

    The Companies Act should be amended so employers have to report on workplace mental health.

    Firms must become far more transparent about how they support staff with mental health issues, as well as better measure key mental health indicators such as absences.

  • Article: Oct 17, 2018
    By Sal Brinton

    Once again we've seen us winning a fantastic by-election victory, this time up in Chesterfield on 4 October, with Tony Rogers increasing our vote share to 47% and gaining the seat off Labour, proving that once again where we work hard and find strong local champions, we win. Tony and his team did everything needed to get our message out, find out where our supporters were, and then getting them out to vote on polling day. Congratulations to him and his team, and also to our other winners in local government by elections.

  • Article: Oct 16, 2018

    Brexit is bad for Britain. Join Liberal Democrats at 1200 noon Saturday 20 October near Hyde Park Corner to march for a Peoples' Vote and an Exit from Brexit.

    Brexiteers want to take the country back - we want to take our country forward!

    Further details can be found here:

    https://www.libdems.org.uk/20-oct-march

  • Article: Oct 16, 2018
    By Nick Hopkinson in Worthing Herald

    In a letter published last week (11 October) in the Worthing Herald, Liberal Democrat European Group (LDEG) Chair, Nick Hopkinson, argues the chances of a People's Vote and an Exit from Brexit have grown substantially:

    People are changing their minds about Brexit as our political and economic mess worsens. Recent polls show solid leads in favour of a Peoples Vote on any Brexit deal and a slowly growing, but slim, majority for staying in the European Union (EU).

  • Article: Oct 16, 2018
    By Vince Cable

    Recorded hate crimes are up 17% from last year, and have more than doubled in the last 4 years.

    Racial hate crimes have increased 14% year on year, while those based on sexual orientation have risen a terrible 27%. Attacks on people based on religion, disability and transgender people have also risen year on year.

  • Event: Oct 20, 2018 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    from Park Lane to Parliament Square

    On Saturday 20th October there is a march in London for the People's Vote. Plans are afoot to organise a coach, beginning in Macclesfield at 6.30am, to pickup supporters in Leek, Stone, Stafford, Rugeley and Lichfield. The cost will be £25 and hopefully £10 for under 21's. More details will be published on the People's Vote website and here, when they are known

  • SH Old
    Article: Oct 15, 2018

    Shirehall is in poor condition. Few people doubt that it must be refurbished. But the cost will be more than £25 million. On inflation adjusted prices, that's not far short of what it cost to build this unloved building in the 1960s. Is it worth it? I have my doubts we need to spend so much. I would like to see cheaper options. But a council discussion on the costs of the scheme has been cancelled twice.

  • Article: Oct 15, 2018
    By Association of Liberal Democrat Campaigners and Councillors

    Kickstart is the name of the Association of Liberal Democrat Campaigners and Councillors (ALDC) residential campaign training weekend. It runs twice a year - in the summer and autumn.

    Attendees get tailored, professional advice; training and bespoke mentoring from experienced and successful Liberal Democrat campaigners and councillors.

  • Event: Oct 24, 2018 6:45 PM - 8:45 PM
    North Leamington School, Sandy Lane, Blackdown, LEAMINGTON SPA CV32 6RD

    Lord Andrew Adonis, one of the leading figures of the Remain campaign, will be giving a talk at 6:45pm on Wednesday 24th October at North Leamington School. His talk will be entitled THE ONLY GOOD BREXIT IS NO BREXIT. Come and hear him talk on why no Brexit can ever be good, why the perceived benefits of leaving are illusionary and why we need to remain in the European Union. Tickets are FREE but we expect them to go very quickly so please reserve yours here as soon as possible!