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Welcome!

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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  • Article: Mar 2, 2021

    At a time when millions of small businesses are struggling to survive, to offer them just £5 billion would be an insult.

    We need to see a budget with a bold and ambitious compensation package

    From beauticians to builders, florists to café owners - the small businesses in our communities are on the brink and the Chancellor must do more.

  • Event: Mar 19, 2021 - Mar 21, 2021

    Our Spring Conference will be held online on March 19th to 21st 2021.

    It is where our party makes decisions on our future direction and this year will be held online using 'Hopin'.

    You can find out more about what conference is all about, and how to register at libdems.org.uk/conference

    Tickets are £50 for party Members and Registered Supporters with a reduction to £10 for students and those claiming benefits.

  • Article: Feb 26, 2021

    For more up to date information from the Lib Dem Lords, follow us on twitter: @LibDemLords

    Here's what our peers got up to this week.

    Monday 22nd February

    Each day in the Lords begins with four oral questions to the Government on different topics. Dee Doocey took the Government to task for often taking many weeks, or even months, to answer Written Questions submitted by peers. They are a critical tool for parliamentarians, she said, and government departments are working in a way that is detrimental for others trying to hold ministers to account.

  • Article: Feb 26, 2021

    Welcome to the Weekly Whip. Your one-stop shop for Lib Dem Parliamentary updates, covering the week that was and the week to come.

    For up to date information from the Lib Dem Whips Office, follow us on Twitter: @LibDemWhips

    Weekly Whip w/c 22nd February

    Monday 22nd February

    All eyes were on the Prime Minister on Monday as he delivered an address to Parliament, setting out a roadmap of rolling back restrictions as the pandemic heads into a new phase.

  • Article: Feb 26, 2021

    South West Shropshire Local Joint Committee met on Wednesday (24th February). This is the first meeting in well over a year to demand action on the poor quality of our roads. The informal meeting was ably Chaired by Councillor Nigel Hartin ( Clun Division) and was really well attended on Zoom.

    Eighteen councillors, Clerks and Shropshire Councillors, Nigel Hartin (Clun), Ruth Houghton (Bishops Castle) and Heather Kidd (Chirbury and Worthen) listened to a presentation from Andy Wilde (Head of Highways) and Mark Barrow, Director of Place, Shropshire Council. This was then followed by the Parishes and Shropshire Councillors raising a number of serious issues in our rural area.

  • Article: Feb 26, 2021

    For years, the Liberal Democrats have been campaigning to scrap the archaic Vagrancy Act, which makes it illegal to sleep rough.

    And yesterday, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick conceded that we were right, and that it's time to get rid of this cruel and outdated law.

  • Using Wellbeing as Success vs GDP - Video from GLD fringe at September 2020 Libdem conference (greenlibdems.org.uk)
    Article: Feb 25, 2021

    Using Wellbeing as Success vs GDP - Video from GLD fringe at September 2020 Libdem conference

    shortcode to this page: http://grn.lib.dm/a81dvv

    Transcription edited by Fiona

    Keith Melton (Chair): @ChairGreenLDs

    Jane Brophy: www.janebrophy.co.uk @JaneBrophyLD

    Jane Dodds: www.janedodds.wales @DoddsJane

    Oliver Jones-Lyons: @Class_libdem

  • Challenge the Tory Planning Regime GLD fringe screenshot from September 2020 (greenlibdems.org.uk)
    Article: Feb 25, 2021

    Challenging the Tory Planning Regime
    From Green Lib Dem Fringe at the Liberal Democrat Conference September 2020
    Transcript and subtitles edited by Stefan Petszaft
    shortcode to this page: http://grn.lib.dm/a41dvt
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VA2NtGefxTc&feature=youtu.be



    Steve Mason : Hi everyone. Good to see everyone who's here. There's quite a few of you joining this, which is really encouraging to see.

  • Article: Feb 24, 2021
    By Layla Moran

    25 years ago our former leader Paddy Ashdown laid out the stakes for Britain's position in the world:

    Britain's role as the bulwark against tyranny in two wars this century was not a product of isolationism. It was the natural response of a nation used to engaging in the world and certain about its role as a European power.

  • Article: Feb 22, 2021

    Millions of people across the country have made untold sacrifices in the past year.

    Boris Johnson must not squander the months of sacrifice by millions of people and businesses across the country

    People have been isolated from their families, hundreds of thousands of businesses have been shuttered and our precious freedoms have been curtailed.