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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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  • Article: Sep 26, 2020

    Q: What is a Liberal Democrat, who are you targeting, and how will your vision reach them?

    I think a political party must always start with our values. The Liberal Democrat values of freedom, equality of opportunity and community - these are our strong values which we've campaigned on for years and years, and we must keep campaigning on them.

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    Article: Sep 26, 2020

    Wildlife crime includes activities such as killing or capturing or destroying the habitat of any protected species, egg theft, taking protected plants, trade in endangered species, hare coursing, poaching, the persecution of badgers, birds, and bats, and the poisoning and shooting of birds.
    Hare Coursing
    Unfortunately, at this time of year hare coursing on fields of stubble is not uncommon and there have already been reports of "fox cubbing" in the local area. The landowner "giving permission" does not make the activity legal.
    Suspected wildlife crime should be reported to the local police using 101 or if you witness wildlife crime by dialing 999. Further information can be found at
    https://www.westmercia.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/wc/wildlife-crime/

  • Article: Sep 26, 2020

    The coronavirus pandemic has changed every single one of our lives.

    For our frontline workers, we need safety, support and fair pay now.

    You may have been furloughed from work, or lost your job, You may be one of millions of young people now navigating an online learning environment. You may be isolated from friends or family or have lost a loved one to COVID-19.

  • Article: Sep 26, 2020

    Ten months ago, I was standing on a doorstep. It was dark. It was freezing cold. It was a few days before polling day. I was talking to a lovely couple, one of whom broke down in tears. She was a nurse at our local hospital and she was telling me how she and her colleagues were struggling to cope. They were stressed out, burnt out and desperately needed more staff.

  • Article: Sep 26, 2020
    By Wendy Chamberlain

    Our union is under threat.

    Nationalism is a dangerous force, fuelled by a sense of alienation and powerlessness. Brexit has forced divides between our four nations.

    Coronavirus and Brexit, two of the biggest issues facing the UK, have demonstrated the inadequacies of our current constitutional arrangements. With growing support for reform across our nations and regions, it's time to act. It's time we created a truly federal UK.

  • Article: Sep 26, 2020
    By Liberal Democrats

    Liberal Democrat Autumn Conference is in full swing, and despite this year's event looking very different, it's gotten off to a great start.

    With four jam-packed days of policy in the agenda, there's a lot to keep track of, so here's a quick recap of all the big moments from Day 1.

    Motion on UBI passes

  • Article: Sep 25, 2020

    The UK is one of the strongest economies in the world, and yet our economic system leaves too many people without enough money to meet their basic requirements and fails to value properly vital unpaid work like caring.

    Today, Liberal Democrat Conference has voted to campaign for Universal Basic Income.

  • Article: Sep 25, 2020
  • Article: Sep 25, 2020

    In the UK we're lucky. We're able to turn to the NHS at some of the lowest points in our lives. On a daily basis, our health and care workers are there for us, and deal with tragedy, sickness and death. But all too often, these same front line care staff are overworked and underpaid.

    All too often, are front line care staff are overworked and underpaid.

  • 2019 Sept_5 (Mark Johnston)
    Article: Sep 25, 2020

    Saturday, 25 September 2020, 1 pm to 1.50 pm

    Speakers:

    • Lisa Chambers, Deputy Leader of Seanad Éireann and former Fianna Fáil Brexit spokesperson
    • Sophie In't Veld MEP from D66, our Dutch sister party
    • Stephen Dorrell, Chair of the European Movement UK
    • Lord Dick Newby, Lib Dem Leader in the House of Lords