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Building a Brighter Future

With a stronger economy and fairer society across East Devon and beyond

Liberal Democrat Prospective Parliamentary Spokesperson for East Devon

Eleanor Rylance

You really do matter

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Students tell us how important this is.

Please support your local groups and frontline professionals to keep our communities safe. Help those that are isolated, for example Guardian article 14th March 2020

Here is the card created by Ms Wass in Cornwall

Postcard t offer help

And here is the advice by Eden Projects Communities

Community Action viral response

I hope there will be support groups organised throughout East Devon, and I'm sure our members and supporters will be participating.

Eleanor is District Councillor for Broadclyst.

Nationally our MPs are doing what they can to support and ensure the prime concern of government is to keep citizens safe. That means constructive scrutiny of decisions and support for necessary actions. The best decisions are ones that have been looked at from all angles, communicated clearly, and implemented well in a timely fashion.

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Finger on the pulse: national party updates

  • Article: Apr 8, 2020

    Overcrowding will create coronavirus crisis in prisons

    Responding to reports that Public Health England and HM Prison and Probation Service have advised the Government that a reduction of 15,000 prisoners is needed to safeguard prisoners and staff during the coronavirus pandemic, Liberal Democrat Justice Spokesperson Daisy Cooper said:

  • Article: Apr 8, 2020
    By Dorothy Thornhill

    Amidst the current turbulence, we wanted to let you know you still have a chance to contribute towards the Liberal Democrats election review.

    Hundreds of members, constituency teams, donors, door knockers and other activists have sent in their own reflections and submissions; all have been read

    The panel has been working intensively since appointment earlier in the year, and the process is a thorough one; submissions have been requested from all current MPs, all former Lib Dem MPs, as well as candidates in key target seats (both Conservative and Labour facing). All Regional Chairs have been asked for submissions, and both Welsh and Scottish parties have contributed. Many individual local organisations and party bodies have conducted their own reviews which have been subsequently sent into the panel. There have been many hours of 1-2-1 interviews between the panel and key decision-makers in the Parliamentary Party, at HQ and with other team members across the organisation, including ALDC.

  • Article: Apr 8, 2020
    By Mark Pack

    Tonight, at sundown, Jewish communities across the globe will mark the beginning of Pesach/Passover. Over the next eight days, in the UK and around the world, Jewish people will commemorate the liberation of their ancestors from slavery in ancient Egypt.

    The story of Passover teaches that freedom is coming, our current situation will not last forever, and out of our trauma grows new strength

  • Article: Apr 6, 2020

    We are leading a cross-party call for improved mental health support amidst Covid-19 crisis

    Social distancing means millions are now home alone, facing the prospect of only the most minimal contact with another soul for months. This isolation is likely to have a grave impact on their mental health.

    Millions more, without being completely isolated, will still be struggling with the rapid changes the coronavirus has wrought upon our way of life. People's anxiety will be further fueled by concern for the health of loved ones, or stress resulting from the impact of the pandemic on jobs and livelihoods.

    Given the unprecedented events we are living through, the need for mental health support could not be clearer. That's why the government must signpost the appropriate support services to every household, and adequately fund the charities that provide those services.

  • Article: Apr 6, 2020
    By Liberal Democrats

    Social distancing means millions are now home alone, facing the prospect of only the most minimal contact with another soul for months. This isolation is likely to have a grave impact on their mental health.

    Millions more, without being completely isolated, will still be struggling with the rapid changes the coronavirus has wrought upon our way of life. People's anxiety will be further fueled by concern for the health of loved ones, or stress resulting from the impact of the pandemic on jobs and livelihoods.

    Given the unprecedented events we are living through, the need for mental health support could not be clearer. That's why the government must signpost the appropriate support services to every household, and adequately fund the charities that provide those services.

Published and promoted by Stephen Schlich on behalf of Eleanor Rylance, Liberal Democrats,

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