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The uncertainty caused by Brexit has become “a nightmare”, an independent General Election candidate has claimed.

John Madden made his comments at a hustings event at Wade Street Church.

The local businessman – who said he was standing to give people a chance to protest against traditional politics – insisted it was time to deliver what people had voted for in the referendum.

“The Brexit uncertainty has become a nightmare.

“We need to draw a line under this – we need to stop being the laughing stock of the world.

“As it stands, business clients are keeping their wallets closed because of the uncertainty.

“The last Parliament has caused a meltdown – shame on them.

“It has become a game-playing, opportunist thing rather than delivering what people have asked for.”

Independent candidate John Madden
Andrea Muckley speaking at the hustings

Green Party rival Andrea Muckley insisted her party were clear about the direction Brexit should now go in:

“People who voted for Brexit were sick and tired of politics being full of promises that never came through.

“They didn’t vote to be poorer.

“The Green Party is a remain party, so while other parties have run forwards and backwards, we have stuck with our policy.

“We want a People’s Vote.”

Green Party candidate Andrea Muckley

Candidates contesting the Lichfield seat at the 2019 General Election are:

  • Michael Fabricant (Conservatives)
  • John Madden (Independent)
  • Andrea Muckley (Green Party)
  • Paul Ray (Lib Dems)
  • Dave Robertson (Labour)

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