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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: Mar 21, 2021

    Young people's lives have been severely disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Lockdowns have taken a toll on young people's education, mental health and future prospects - hitting those with fewer resources especially hard.

    The Liberal Democrats believe significant policy changes are needed now to safeguard young people's futures. We want to make up for the opportunities missed in lockdown, giving young people the chance to flourish.

  • Article: Mar 21, 2021

    Students at schools and universities across the country have experienced massive disruption to their education throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

    So many young people have not had access to an adequate computer or internet connection at home, and for those who depend on accessible educational materials, such as large print, audio and Braille - these resources have been severely lacking.

  • Article: Mar 21, 2021

    At our Liberal Democrat Spring Conference today, I outlined my vision for building a Fairer, Greener and More Caring country by putting recovery first. Take a look at my commitments here:


    An Inquiry into Covid-19

    In my speech, I called on Boris Johnson to set up the independent inquiry he promised me in the House of Commons last June. No more excuses. No more delays. The British people deserve answers.

  • Article: Mar 21, 2021

    4.5 million fewer children with adequate education, 5.6 million fewer children a year immunised, 100,000 more preventable deaths. This cannot be the legacy of the UK's development policy.

    The Conservative Government has reneged on its manifesto pledge and cut spending on international aid from 0.7% to 0.5% of Gross National Income (GNI). That may sound like a small change, but the difference is billions of pounds in funding withheld from the countries that need it most, and thousands of lives are already being impacted

  • Article: Mar 21, 2021

    It's a bittersweet moment for the party as we thank Mike German for his outstanding years as Party Treasurer and see him pass on the mantle.

    Responsible for fundraising initiatives for the Federal Liberal Democrats and our major political and general election campaigns, the role of Treasurer has been, and is, critical to our survival and success.

  • Article: Mar 21, 2021
    By Munira Wilson

    Autism is a part of daily life for 2.8 million people in the UK. The Liberal Democrats want to see substantial changes to make sure every individual with autism can achieve their full potential.

    We believe that the government should do everything in its power to support the millions of autistic people living in the UK. Currently, that is not the case.

  • Article: Mar 21, 2021
    By Alistair Carmichael

    The Home Secretary's Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill would seriously restrict individuals' right to protest. Protesting is a basic human right and enables people to have their voices heard.

    The heavy-handed suppression of the peaceful vigil for Sarah Everard last weekend was disturbing and unnecessary. The Conservatives want to usher in a Bill that would lead to more scenes of peaceful protesters being needlessly arrested. That's why today, the Liberal Democrats have backed a motion that firmly stands against the Conservatives' Bill, seeing it for what it is - an attempt to undermine our democracy.

  • Article: Mar 21, 2021
    By Munira Wilson

    The Conservative Government's offer of a 1% pay rise is an insult to the hard working NHS staff who have worked tirelessly to keep us and our loved ones safe.

    The Liberal Democrats have passed a motion demanding a fair pay rise for NHS workers. In the words of a local Lib Dem campaigner, "who can possibly think £6 is a reasonable pay rise for NHS staff?" They deserve a salary that reflects their skill, dedication and sacrifice.

  • Article: Mar 21, 2021
    By Daisy Cooper

    On the 8th March 2021, schools and colleges in England re-opened, in full, to 10 million people. Yet the Government has not taken nearly enough steps to make sure they are safe for pupils and teachers. We are calling for additional measures to enable schools to fully reopen safety.

    Today Liberal Democrat members championed a motion outlining real safety measures, prioritising pupils, teachers and parents.

  • Layla Moran outside in a park
    Article: Mar 21, 2021
    By Rob Harrison

    Liberal Democrats voted on Saturday to launch an internal review that will set out roadmaps to rejoining EU agencies such as the Customs Union and Single Market, with a view to membership of the European Union in future. It comes in the wake of the devastating impact of Boris Johnson's trade deal, which has left millions of British businesses and workers worse off.