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Welcome to Stafford and Stone Liberal Democrats' website.

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    Article: Feb 18, 2021
  • Article: Feb 18, 2021
    By Liberal Democrats

    During this pandemic, carers have stepped up in very difficult circumstances to look after elderly, disabled and vulnerable people.

    Carer's Allowance is just £67 a week. It's just not nearly enough.

    Unpaid carers in particular are doing a remarkable and important job looking after our loved ones.

    But many carers are facing extreme financial hardship.

  • Article: Feb 18, 2021
    By LGBT+ Liberal Democrats

    Just like with Black History Month (October) or Disability History Month (which runs from November into December), it's typically filled with events (check ours out here) and discussion. LGBT+ History Month reminds us of the progress we've made, but also warns us about the injustices that we have only recently escaped - and injustices that are still with us.

  • Article: Feb 15, 2021
    By Ed Davey - Leader of the Liberal Democrats

    During this pandemic, millions of people have stepped up heroically to look after elderly, disabled and vulnerable people.

    Most carers are simply exhausted during coronavirus. Most haven't had a single break since the pandemic began.

    A recent survey by Carers UK found that 81% of carers are spending more time on their caring responsibilities during the pandemic, mainly because the needs of the person they are caring for have increased or because the local care services they rely on have been reduced or closed.

  • Article: Feb 15, 2021
    By Chinese Liberal Democrats

    For all of us, 2020 was a difficult year; some of us touched by death and many by loss of income, wellbeing and self-worth. So much has changed, and yet not changed.

    Those of us with memories of SARS watched in concern at the British Government late and botched efforts to tackle COVID. We saw COVID-related hate crime spike as Chinese people were shunned, and verbally and physically assaulted. Internet memes depicting Chinese people as sources of COVID were widely shared.

  • Article: Feb 13, 2021

    Ruth Houghton, Shropshire Councillor for Bishop's Castle Division has submitted a question to the next Shropshire Council meeting on 24th February urging it to take action to bring any empty houses in the County back to the market either for sale or rent.

    Ruth explained: "We have a major problem with the lack of affordable homes for local people in Shropshire, both in urban areas and in rural communities such as South Shropshire. Building more affordable properties for sale or rent is certainly needed but we also have a great many properties lying empty which could provide people in our local communities with a home".

  • Article: Feb 13, 2021

    COMPLAINTS AS A49 LITTER SOARS

    Vivienne Parry, Shropshire Councillor for Ludlow South is calling on Highways England to increase efforts to clear the mounting piles of litter along verges to the A49 around Ludlow

    Vivienne said: "The long periods of lockdown have had a major impact on our areas both in terms of collection of litter coupled with a serious upsurge in litter being dropped on the roadside especially along main roads. roundabouts and junctions are particularly bad. I've noticed that the junctions leading to Sheet Road, Ludlow, Richards Castle, and Ashford Carbonell are amongst the worst.

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    Article: Feb 13, 2021

    Nigel Hartin, Shropshire Councillor for Clun Division, is urging residents to claim for damages from the Council after a spate of incidents involving poor repairs by Council contractors.

    Nigel said: "There is still a big backlog of repairs to potholes to be done right across the County with a great many still to be repaired in the Clun area. What is worse, many of those repairs already done are of a lamentable bad quality. I have a number of complaints of newly repaired holes being washed away.

  • Article: Feb 12, 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 8th February

    Monday 8th February

    Two Urgent Questions were accepted on Monday morning.

  • Article: Feb 12, 2021
    By Layla Moran

    Silencing the BBC shows that the Chinese government has no intention on stopping its human rights abuses.

    The Chinese government's BBC ban, in response to their reporting on the Uyghur genocide and other abuses, marks their latest move in an unacceptable crackdown on fundamental freedoms.

    We've already seen the consequences of this in Hong Kong.