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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: Apr 3, 2019

    Last night, the People's Vote option got more support from MPs than any other option.

    When MPs get the chance to vote on it again, I want to make sure it passes with a majority.

    We've asked you to help us by contacting MPs to persuade them to back a People's Vote in the past.

    You responded in your thousands.

  • Article: Apr 3, 2019

    The Conservative MP for Brecon & Radnorshire has pleaded guilty to two charges of making a false expenses claim.

    It's likely that this will lead to either his resignation or a recall petition. This means that we could be fighting a by-election in Brecon & Radnor as early as next week! We have to be ready for this. Will you chip into our fighting fund today?

  • Article: Apr 2, 2019

    Last night, the Liberal Democrats could have delivered Brexit.

    True, it would have been a 'softer' version of Brexit than Theresa May is pursuing. But it would still be a Brexit that stopped the free movement of people, a Brexit which made us rule takers but not rule makers and a Brexit that does nothing to protect 80% of our economy.

  • Article: Apr 1, 2019

    Last week's damning report from the Chief Inspector of Probation makes it clear. We need a radically new approach to rehabilitation.

    The primary purpose of our penal system should be to prevent crime by rehabilitating offenders. Right now, it's failing.

    Prisons are overcrowded and understaffed. Violence, riots, drug use, self-harm and suicide are all far too common.

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    Article: Mar 30, 2019

    Nigel Farage must be fuming.

    Yesterday was supposed to be his day of victory, but it's a damp squib. Thanks to almost 3 years of Lib Dems fighting, we've pushed Brexit back until at least the middle of next month.

    And we're not stopping there - we have the momentum. A People's Vote gets closer by the day.

  • Article: Mar 29, 2019

    The Supporter's Scheme

    We launched a new Lib Dem supporter scheme at conference - and thousands have already joined us as a supporter from across the country.

    Find out more about the supporter scheme here: www.libdems.org.uk/supporters-local-party-guide
    And ask your friends and family to become supporters of the Lib Dems here: www.libdems.org.uk/build-our-team

  • Article: Mar 29, 2019

    Nigel Farage must be fuming.

    Today was supposed to be his day of victory, but it's a damp squib. Thanks to almost 3 years of Lib Dems fighting, we've pushed Brexit back until at least the middle of next month.

    And we're not stopping there - we have the momentum. A People's Vote gets closer by the day.

  • Article: Mar 29, 2019
    By Richard Flowers and Alex Wilcock

    Most people meet and get married within a few years, but not us. We got married on our twentieth anniversary. We had to wait 20 years before we could tie the knot, not because we didn't want to, but because to do so before 2014 would have been unlawful.

    Throughout the years the LGBT community has been marginalised, demonised and ignored

  • Article: Mar 29, 2019
    By Richard Flowers and Alex Wilcock

    Most people meet and get married within a few years, but not us. We got married on our twentieth anniversary. We had to wait 20 years before we could tie the knot, not because we didn't want to, but because to do so before 2014 would have been unlawful.

    Throughout the years the LGBT community has been marginalised, demonised and ignored

  • Wera Hobhouse MP, speaking at Southport Conference GLD fringe meeting (Jane Brophy)
    Article: Mar 28, 2019
    By David Green
    Lib Dems lead debate to end fracking

    Today the Liberal Democrats led a debate in the House of Commons calling for an end to fracking because of its adverse impact on the environment and its incompatibility with tackling the climate crisis.



    Liberal Democrat Climate Change Spokesperson Wera Hobhouse, who is leading the backbench debate, is also expected to warn the Conservative Government's proposed changes to planning permission for fracking sites would deprive local authorities of their "historic rights of self-determination."

    The debate comes hot on the heels of the #FridaysForFuture movement which saw Swedish student Greta Thunberg inspire hundreds of thousands of school pupils across the world to strike in aid of tackling climate change, including in the UK.

    Speaking before the debate, Liberal Democrat Climate Change Spokesperson Wera Hobhouse said:

    "There is no doubt that fracking causes a massive amount of harm to both the immediate environment and our wider countryside, bringing with it the potential threat of earthquakes, water pollution, and green spaces transforming into industrial landscapes.

    "Since the Conservative Government's proposals on shale gas were announced, 300,000 people have signed petitions against their plans and forty councils have passed motions to reject them. They rightly demand better and it would be criminal to ignore them.

    "The Liberal Democrats stand with the tens of thousands of young people march

    ing to demand the climate crisis is adverted. We are categorically against fracking, and the damage it would inflict on our environment. It's time Conservative Ministers listened, and ushered in an age of renewables."

    The motion that was debated is: That this House has considered use of permitted development and the nationally significant infrastructure project regime for shale gas exploration and production.


    Relevant Documents: Eighth Report of the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee, Session 2017-19, Planning guidance on fracking, HC 767
    Notes: The subjects for these debates were determined by the Backbench Business Committee