On 22nd February, part of Lichfield will elect new councillors onto Lichfield City Council and Lichfield District Council.
I’ve lived in Lichfield for over 11 years and I’m fed up of the same old political choices on the ballot paper. Electing a local councillor is important - the local councils care of things like refuse, parks, planning and more.
My decision to stand as a candidate was based on a desire for people to have more choices than the same parties who too often only appear around election time. People keep telling me they want a different choice, and they want a visible representative. That’s what I’m here to be.
Instead of a manifesto, Phil wants residents to tell him what their priorities are, and define the issues that he’ll focus on as local councillor. He’s delivering postcards to voters for them to complete with their priorities, or people can call (07516 816273), e-mail him or book a meeting to talk in person.
Even better, local people can simply use the poll below to vote for priorities, or add their own by commenting here.
Additionally, you can expect Phil to self-publish:
Phil is a local web developer and father. He has lived in Lichfield for 11 years since moving from just over the border in Warwickshire.
He has long been involved in the local community, helping to run volunteer community news website Lichfield Live, spent several years helping to organise the famous Lichfield Fuse Festival, been an active participant of the Lichfield Chamber of Trade and Commerce, sat on the Lichfield Town Team, helped to lay the groundwork for the successful Lichfield Business Improvement District and helped many other local projects, such as We Love Lichfield, through his expertise as a web developer.
When not working from home or in one of Lichfield’s many lovely cafes, Phil enjoys craft beer, mountain biking on Cannock Chase and days out with his two children.