Ballot box. Pic: Anthony Karanja

Voters have been urged to break up the Conservative monopoly on local councils.

Residents in Lichfield and Burntwood will go to the polls on May 4 to elect their representatives on Staffordshire County Council.

The Liberal Democrats have called on local people to think about the bigger picture when casting their vote.

A spokesperson said: “In our area, the Conservatives control the city, district and county councils. As the Conservative government pushes through damaging policies such as funding cuts to vital local services, how can we be sure that our local councils are standing up for our interests?

“Voting Liberal Democrat will ensure that there is effective scrutiny of Tory decisions and not just rubber-stamping of policies which will be bad for Lichfield and Burntwood and surrounding areas.

“Staffordshire deserves and needs much better services from its county council. The Liberal Democrats are fighting to ensure that that is delivered on May 4.”

Full list of Staffordshire County Council candidates in Lichfield and Burntwood:

Burntwood North:

  • Martin Dewes – UKIP
  • Carol Ivett – Green Party
  • Heather Tranter – Conservatives
  • Sue Woodward – Labour

Burntwood South:

  • Adam Elsdon – Green Party
  • Helen Fisher – Conservatives
  • John Hitchin – UKIP
  • Steve Norman – Labour
  • John Smith – Lib Dems

Lichfield City North:

  • Philip John – Something New
  • Natasha Pullen – Conservatives
  • Miles Trent – Lib Dems
  • Hilary Wolfenden – Green Party
  • Caroline Wood – Labour

Lichfield City South:

  • Colin Ball – Labour
  • Jamie Christie – Lib Dems
  • Colin Greatorex – Conservatives
  • Simon Partridge – Green Party

Lichfield Rural East:

  • Roger Bennion – Lib Dems
  • Glen Mynott – Labour
  • Robert Pass – Green Party
  • Alan White – Conservatives

Lichfield Rural North:

  • Jeyan Anketell – Lib Dems
  • Michael Broughton – Green Party
  • Janet Eagland – Conservatives
  • David Harvey – Labour

Lichfield Rural South:

  • Alasdair Brooks – Lib Dems
  • Mathew Hayward – Green Party
  • David Smith – Conservatives
  • David Thompson – Labour

Lichfield Rural West:

  • Richard Rathbone – Lib Dems
  • Kate Tilley – Green Party
  • Martyn Tittley – Conservatives
  • Ben Watkins – Labour


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2 replies on “Lib Dems urge Lichfield and Burntwood voters to break up the Conservative monopoly on local councils”

  1. Funny….I’ve not even seen a Lib-Dem in Bwood for years now. Even the Green people comment on here from time 2 time.

    Only leaflets I’ve had in Bwood South have been 1 Tory & 1 UKIP. No post from other parties. Not even a door-knock from any party.

    You guys (the parties) need to stop begging 4 my vote and just tell me, how will you make my life better?

  2. Of 7 Liberal Democrat candidates locally, only 3 live in the area they wish to represent.

    John Smith wants to represent Burntwood South but doesn’t live there.
    Jeyan Anketell wants to represent Lichfield Rural North but doesn’t live there.
    Alasdair Brooks wants to represent Lichfield Rural South but doesn’t live there.
    Richard Rathbone wants to represent Lichfield Rural West but doesn’t live there.

    That’s not representation, that’s party political power grabbing.

    Don’t vote for a party, vote for the local who is going to represent YOU, not their party.

    It’s also a shame that the Lib Dems are claiming they want to break up the “Conservative monopoly” whilst simultaneously refusing to talk to the local Labour and Green parties about an alliance against the Tories in the general election.

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