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Lib Dem’s Lichfield by-election candidate keen to fight for key local services

The Liberal Democrat candidate for a by-election in Lichfield says he is determined to ensure the key services aren’t hit hard by funding cuts.

The Curborough ward seat on Lichfield District Council is up for grabs following the death of Conservative councillor Jeanette Allsop earlier this year.

Lee Cadwallader-Allan

Lee Cadwallader-Allan

Three parties will battle it out for the seat on July 5, with Lee Cadwallader-Allan standing for the Lib Dems.

The NHS management accountant says he hopes to win the seat and fight for key services.

“I am passionate about health and social care,” he said. “My professional experience enables me to campaign effectively for our vital local health and care services.

“We must not let cuts to local government funding hit those who are relying on the services provided by the council. Any cuts must be applied fairly, and should not have a disproportionate impact on those in need.”

Candidates for the Curborough ward Lichfield District Council by-election:

  • Colin Ball (Labour)
  • Lee Cadwallader-Allan (Liberal Democrats)
  • Jayne Marks (Conservatives)

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  1. Steven Norman

    25th June, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    Sorry but is this the Liberal Democrat Party that supported the Tories’ “Austerity” agenda in Government? Or cuts as I prefer to call it? The same Coalition that stopped funding for the three new health centres for Burntwood that the NHS under Labour were planning to build. Why complain now?

  2. Colin Ball

    25th June, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    “While I share Lee Cadwallader-Allan’s concerns and have campaigned personally against Conservative cuts to our services, I wonder whether he realises that Health and Social Care are the responsibility of the County Council, not the District or City Council! And didn’t the LibDems support the government austerity programme or cuts, while in coalition with the Tories?

    I’m a candidate in this by-election for the Labour Party – and I’ve never dallied with any other political party, which I understand may not be true of Lee Cadwallader. Putting that aside though, the Labour campaign team have been out and about regularly and we’ve been getting very positive responses on the doorstep; voters have been rightly angered by the collapse of Friarsgate and are eager to see change at the council so it can deliver for Lichfieldians. By the end of the campaign, we will have knocked on pretty much every door in the Ward! We haven’t seen much sign (indeed, no sign!) of the LibDems or the Tories.

    If elected, I will be focussed on making the district and city councils work for the residents of the city, pushing the Tories hard to sort out the Friarsgate fiasco, offering to get involved in an all party working group to help sort it out, as well as arguing strongly for more new, good quality and genuinely affordable housing in Lichfield.

    Colin Ball, Labour Party Candidate for the City and District Council By-Election for Curborough on 5 July.”