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Coronavirus update - Lockdown 3

NHS Covid19 (Medway.gov.uk)

The Coronavirus pandemic has changed our lives in many ways and has been extremely difficult for us all. Once again we are in lockdown and should adhere to the Government advice and guidlines. There are many local organisations gathering to offer help; if you are self-isolating, in need of help, or simply need to speak to a friendly voice you can always get in touch.

East Devon District Council offers lots of advice and is a good place to start. For more details, including Schools and Families, head to Devon County Council.

The latest Government advice and guidance can be found here. The latest NHS medical advice is here.

His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Statement from Ed Davey, Leader of the Liberal Democrats

"Prince Philip dedicated his life to our country. We will always be grateful for his amazing service, not least the powerful legacy he leaves to millions of young people who have taken part in his unique Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme.

"His quiet and steadfast counsel and support of The Queen, is perhaps his greatest if unquantifiable contribution to our nation's history.

"At this sad time for millions, we should never forget Prince Philip was a much-loved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. So our thoughts must be with the whole Royal Family, but in particular with The Queen at this difficult time."

Ed Davey
Leader of the Liberal Democrats

A statement from Penny Lewis, Chair East Devon Liberal Democrats:

We are sadden by the death of HRH Prince Philip, a dedicated and well respected public figure, and a life-long support to his wife, The Queen. Our condolences are with Her Majesty, and their family at this sad time.

As a mark of respect, we have suspended face to face campaigning and door to door canvassing until after the weekend. Throughout this election period we are following Covid guidance to keep everyone safe.

News

  • Article: Apr 13, 2021

    The death of Shirley Williams is heartbreaking news for the whole Liberal Democrats party.

    Since the sad news was announced, Liberal Democrat members and figures from public life have been remembering Shirley and paying tribute to her.

    We've collected a few of those memories here.

    You can also share your memories of Shirley and add your name to the book of condolence here.

  • Article: Apr 12, 2021

    I want to send my best wishes to Muslims in the UK and across the world as we welcome the Holy Month of Ramadan.

    Ramadan is a time of reflection, renewal and generosity. These are much needed in our communities, our politics and all our lives.

    A second year observing Ramadan with restrictions on meeting together will be difficult. Holding an iftar will be different, loved ones will be missed and celebrations will be muted.

  • Article: Apr 12, 2021

    On behalf of her family, it is with great sadness that we announce that Shirley Williams, Baroness Williams of Crosby, died peacefully in the early hours of Monday April 12th.


    Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey said:

    This is heartbreaking for me and for our whole Liberal Democrat family.

    Shirley has been an inspiration to millions, a Liberal lion and a true trailblazer. I feel privileged to have known her, listened to her and worked with her. Like so many others, I will miss her terribly.

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    Article: Apr 10, 2021

    Devon Liberal Democrats have confirmed their Devon County Council election candidates to get Devon back on its feet.

    Alan Connett, Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group, Devon County Council, said:

    "I am delighted that the Liberal Democrats are fielding such a strong group of candidates for the local elections across Devon.

  • Article: Apr 9, 2021

    "Prince Philip dedicated his life to our country. We will always be grateful for his amazing service, not least the powerful legacy he leaves to millions of young people who have taken part in his unique Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme.

    "His quiet and steadfast counsel and support of The Queen, is perhaps his greatest if unquantifiable contribution to our nation's history.

    "At this sad time for millions, we should never forget Prince Philip was a much-loved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. So our thoughts must be with the whole Royal Family, but in particular with The Queen at this difficult time."

  • Article: Apr 8, 2021

    No such thing as Superheroes? Meet our Councillors and Activists!

    This May the Liberal Democrats have one mission - make Britain a fairer, greener, more caring country. And we've been doing an amazing job!

    Watch our new video to find out more about the achievements of our superhero Lib Dem Councillors and activists!

  • Article: Apr 6, 2021

    Today the Liberal Democrats have launched our campaign for the local elections in England on 6 May.

    Vote Liberal Democrat on 6 May and you'll get a local champion who will get things done in your community. You'll get a cleaner, greener neighbourhood where recovery comes first and local people are listened to.

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    Article: Apr 6, 2021

    Devon Liberal Democrats have launched their Devon County Council election manifesto 'Six-to-Fix' setting out their priorities for Devon over the next four years.

    The manifesto identifies six key areas to get Devon back on its feet following the Covid-19 pandemic and years of Tory mismanagement of Devon County Council.

  • Article: Apr 3, 2021
    By Wera Hobhouse

    As the Black Lives Matter protests highlighted so powerfully, too many people's lives both in the UK and across the world are blighted by discrimination, inequality and injustice. It is unacceptable.

    There is still so much to do to tackle racial injustice in our country.

    Black and Asian children are more than twice as likely to grow up in persistent poverty as White children. Gypsy, Roma and Traveller, Black Caribbean and mixed-race children are significantly more likely to be excluded from school than other pupils.

  • Article: Apr 1, 2021
    By Katharine Macy, Young Liberals Accessiblity and Diversity Officer

    This motion called not just for support, but for acceptance for autistic people.

    This Autism Acceptance Month comes soon after a Young Liberals motion, Autism Support, was passed at Liberal Democrat conference.

    This motion called not just for support, but for acceptance for autistic people.

    Autistic people are more likely than the general population to have other learning difficulties, mental health illnesses and even physical disabilities.

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