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Welcome to Stafford and Stone Liberal Democrats' website.

We have members across mid-Staffordshire and regularly put up candidates in Stafford Borough elections, Staffordshire County Council elections, and parliamentary elections for both Stafford and Stone.

Also on this website, you'll find links to both local and national news about Liberal Democrats' work and policies - all part of our pledge to 'keep in touch' throughout the year.

For the very latest information about the work of this branch, follow us on Twitter: @StaffandStoneLD

If you would like to know when new stories are added to the site, just register your email address with us. And we'd also like to hear from you with your comments and suggestions.

  • Article: Jun 1, 2022

    We all have our own special memories of the Queen's Jubilees. For me, they have spanned my entire life. So it is with great pleasure that I will join the entire nation in celebrating seventy years of Her Majesty's reign - on this Platinum Jubilee bank holiday weekend.

    In her coronation speech, the Queen said: "Throughout all my life, and with all my heart, I shall strive to be worthy of your trust." I think the whole country will agree that our Queen has more than fulfilled her promises made to our nation.

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    Article: Jun 1, 2022
    By Green Liberal Democrats

    Next Saturday, 11th June, the Green Liberal Democrats are running our 2022 Summer School & Conference!

    Come along for the day in Nottingham! Or - join us online!

    Here's what you'll be missing if you don't save the date:

    • 'Green Debut' training sessions for new and experienced councillors
    • Keynote speeches from our MPs.
    • Panel discussions on topics ranging from windfall taxes to 'no-mow' policies.
    • Special Interest Groups to draft conference motions.
    • Campaign planning.
    • Networking opportunities.
    • A vegan lunch!
  • 20:22 deal
    Article: May 30, 2022
    By Keith Melton

    Get your colleagues to sign up for the 20:22 Deal!

    You're fortunate to be a Green Liberal Democrat. It gives you exclusive access to our resources, campaign packs, message briefings, and Special Interest Groups.

    It also gets you the member's rate to A Turning Point, our Summer School and Conference.

    However, we don't want to limit the opportunity to those of us who are already in the fold.

    That's why we're offering the 20:22 deal - a conference ticket and membership bundle - one year of £20 GLD membership and £22 entry to our Nottingham Summer School.

    Share this email now!

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    Here's what you'll get with your ticket:

    • 'Green Debut' training sessions.
    • Keynote speeches.
    • Panel discussions.
    • Special Interest Groups.
    • Campaign planning.
    • Networking opportunities.
    • A vegan lunch!
    Get the 20:22 deal!

    Warm regards,

    Keith Melton

    Chair, 2022

    P.S: That's only £22 for access to our Nottingham Summer School!
    Book here
  • ALDC Conf
    Article: May 30, 2022
    By ALDC

    The Green Liberal Democrats Summer School & Conference - A Turning Point is now a hybrid event!

    In light of those unable to join us in Nottingham still wanting to attend training, policy discussions, and campaign planning, the Green Liberal Democrat events team have worked to make their Summer School & Conference fully hybrid.

  • Online Launch
    Article: May 30, 2022
    By Keith Melton

    Summer School & Conference Online Tickets Launched!

    Dear Members,

    Our Green Liberal Democrats Summer School & Conference - A Turning Point is now a hybrid event!

    In light of many of you unable to join us in Nottingham but wanting to attend training, policy discussions and campaigning panels, we have worked with the conference team to make our Summer School and Conference a fully hybrid event.

    Our online-only ticket costs just £10 and provides access to participate in the virtual Summer School & Conference, attending training, watching keynote speeches, responding and contributing to discussions.

    Get your online Summer School ticket now!

    Here's what you'll be able to attend with your ticket:

    • 'Green Debut' training sessions.
    • Keynote speeches.
    • Panel discussions.
    • Special Interest Groups.
    • Campaign planning.

    Warm regards,

    Keith Melton

    Chair, 2022

    P.S: We know that the best value you can gain from our Summer School & Conference is if you join us in Nottingham, and I hope you can make it.

    But if not, we're pleased to provide an alternative!
  • Levy Briefing
    Article: May 26, 2022
    By Francis Thomas

    On the 26th May 2022, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced a new tax on the profits of oil and gas companies operating in the UK and the UK Continental Shelf.

    At 25%, the so-called 'Energy Profits Levy' is positioned as similar to the Windfall Tax that the Liberal Democrats first called for on October the 24th of last year.

    Great news, right? The Conservatives bowed to our pressure, recognising that we had won the argument?


    Not all is as it seems.

    Rather, the Levy finances the increased production and dependence on fossil fuels.

    Christine Jardine MP, our Treasury spokesperson, said:

    "This is more a levy lite than a windfall tax. The Chancellor could have raised double the cash from oil and gas companies if he had the bottle."

    In this Green Liberal Democrat Briefing, we will cover all you need to know about today's 'Energy Profits Levy'.

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    Article: May 26, 2022
    By Green Liberal Democrats

    This year, we donated bundles of 1,000 petitions to our Accredited Candidates throughout the UK. This effort was funded by the LEAF - the Local Environment Action Fund - designed to assist campaigning Liberal Democrats who have committed to delivering greener, cleaner, healthier communities.

    Your generous donations allowed us to support 50 Accredited Candidates in the first year. We want to talk with you about some of our wins.

    Of our 50 supported candidates, 31 were entrusted to represent their communities as Councillors.

    Our Accredited Candidates won in England, Scotland, and Wales, whilst many now sit as Cabinet members in councils newly under Liberal Democrat control.

    From ousting the leader of the Conservative Administration in Colchester, to beating the the head of the Conservative Party HQ 'Liberal Democrat Unit' in Somerset, Green Liberal Democrats held the inaction and arrogance of this Government to account.

    Alongside 30% swings from Labour to win in Greater Manchester and topping the poll in a 'strong SNP' ward, no party remained safe from our campaigns.

    Again, that's 31 new Councillors. 62% of the Accredited Candidates that we directly supported through the LEAF won their seats.

    Many of these Councillors - and others besides - are joining us at our Summer School & Conference - A Turning Point.

    Our 'Green Debut' training will inform how you can deliver climate action on your council from administration or opposition, using the positions granted by our communities to work for greener, cleaner, healthier communities.

    Attend 'Green Debut' training at A Turning Point

    Alongside our training, get a ticket to attend:

    • Keynote speeches.
    • Panel discussions.
    • Special Interest Groups.
    • Campaign planning.
    • Networking opportunities.
    • Vegan lunch!
    P.S: We hope that for new councillors, attending our Summer School & Conference will be particularly informative.

    But if you're an incumbent looking for the next big idea, our training, panels, and Special Interest Groups would be perfect for you also. We have something for everyone!
  • Article: May 25, 2022
    By Aleczander Sandiford

    Stafford and Stone Lib Dems call on Johnson to resign amid Sue Gray report

    Stafford and Stone Lib Dems have today called on Boris Johnson to resign as the damning Sue Gray report is published and the Partygate scandal comes to a head.

    The local Liberal Democrats have accused the Conservatives of "failing the country" and added that while thousands in Stafford and Stone made sacrifices, Boris Johnson's Number 10 partied.

  • Article: May 23, 2022

    Partygate pictures: Boris Johnson has taken the British people for fools

    Responding to images being released of Boris Johnson drinking at a party in Downing Street during Covid restrictions, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Spokesperson for Stone, Alec Sandiford said:

    "People will rightly be furious to see pictures of Johnson drinking at what is an obvious party, when he repeatedly told us that the rules were followed at all times.

    "These photos show Boris Johnson has taken the British people for fools. While the public made huge sacrifices, he partied in Number 10.

    "It's becoming clearer than ever that Boris Johnson lied to the British people and to Parliament. Conservative MPs must do their duty and sack this law-breaking Prime Minister. Every day he remains in office will do more damage to public trust and to our democracy.

    "Bill Cash has supported Boris Johnson wholeheartedly regardless of his law-breaking. It is now time for Bill Cash to finally do the right thing and call for the Prime Minister to resign.

    "In July 2020, Bill Cash condemned a small number of Stone resident's for breaching Covid rules at a local pub. Bill Cash cannot have it both ways, he cannot publicly condemn constituents and systematically support the Prime Minister, who broke the rules he himself set.

    "Bill Cash showing his continued support for a disgraced Prime Minister, is nothing more than hypocritical. He knows forwell the saracfices the people of Stone, and all over the Country have made and either he is out-of-touch or simply does not care".

    Images revealed by ITV


    Article where Bill Cash calling out residents over Covid Breaches can be found here:


  • Article: May 20, 2022
    By Liberal Democrats

    Richard Foord will be our Liberal Democrat candidate for the upcoming Tiverton & Honiton by-election.

    I was proud to serve my country in the Armed Forces for ten years and now want to serve my community in Westminster.

    Richard Foord

    Richard lives in Uffculme with his wife and family. He grew up in the West Country and served for ten years in the army after graduating from Sandhurst, reaching the rank of Major and receiving three campaign medals for service in Iraq and the Balkans.