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General Election pitch – Andrew Illsley (UKIP)

We’ve asked the candidates for the Stone constituency for the General Election on 7th May to send us their election pitches, and to answer some specific local questions relating to the town. Click HERE to see all of the candidates’ pitches.  Here’s what ANDREW ILLSLEY, UKIP’s candidate, has to say… I’m delighted to have been selected as your prospective UKIP MP. ...

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Knighthood for Stone MP Bill Cash

Stone MP Bill Cash has received a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for his political service. The veteran Conservative MP, who is 74, first entered Parliament in 1984 and has represented the Stone constituency since 1997. He is perhaps best known for his Eurosceptic views after fronting the anti-Maastricht Treaty campaign in the 1990s that almost brought down John ...

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Farewell to the wonderful Wikijum

Wikijum, Stone’s High Street Fairtrade shop, closed its doors for the final time on Saturday and will be really missed. Owner Becky Moseley will be embarking on a career in gardening after bringing something truly unique to the town centre for the last eight-and-a-half years. Lots of people have posted some lovely comments on the Little Bit of Stone Facebook ...

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County elections: Stone Rural candidates

We’ll go to the polls on Thursday 2nd May to elect a councillor to Staffordshire County Council for the Stone Urban and Stone Rural wards. Here are the candidates’ appeals for your vote for the Stone Rural ward. Polling stations are open between 7am and 10pm. Lloyd Brown (Labour) I am delighted to have been selected as the Labour Party ...

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County elections: Stone Urban candidates

We’ll go to the polls on Thursday 2nd May to elect a councillor to Staffordshire County Council for the Stone Urban and Stone Rural wards. Here are the candidates’ appeals for your vote for the Stone Urban ward. Polling stations are open between 7am and 10pm. Andrew Illsley (UKIP) I have lived in Stone for the past 25 years having ...

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UKIP leader Nigel Farage in town

UKIP leader Nigel Farage visited Stone today as part of his tour of the West Midlands ahead of the county council elections on 2nd May. He was in the town centre – and had a quick pint in Wetherspoons – before moving on to Yarlet and Marston for a protest against HS2. The candidates for the Staffordshire County Council elections, ...

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UKIP leader Farage in Stone on 4th April

UKIP leader Nigel Farage will be pressing the flesh in Stone town centre on Thursday 4th April as part of a two-day tour of the West Midlands ahead of county council elections on 2nd May. Mr Farage will be in the town centre at 1pm before heading to Yarlet and Marston for a protest against HS2. Here’s a press release ...

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Proposed high-speed rail route revealed

The proposed second phase of the high-speed rail link HS2 was confirmed today – and if approved it will be coming very close to Stone. You can see a map of the proposed route HERE – it roughly follows the M6 near Stone and passes near Walton, Darlaston and Swynnerton, skirting round Swynnerton Park on its way north. Stone MP ...

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