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Congratulations to Sarah Green MP

A big thank you for all those across East Devon who went to help the campaign

The pundits thought it would be close, in the end Sarah and the team overturned a 16k majority with a 8k margin. The biggest shift to LibDems came from disenchanted Tories who no longer support this extreme government regime.

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Our 2021 Liberal Democrat Candidates

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Angela Boatwright

Angela Boatwright

Brian BlakeBrian Blake

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News

  • Self Employed Woman
    Article: Jul 27, 2021

    Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Spokesperson for Newton Abbot and Councillor for Dawlish, Martin Wrigley has called upon the Chancellor to be "on the side of the self-employed", as a million people face being slapped with a tax bill on money they never earned.

    Income tax bills landing at the doors of the self-employed and freelancers of this country at the end of July will be calculated based upon their earnings in 2019-20 - neglecting the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on business and trade.

  • Article: Jul 22, 2021
    The Progressive Group on Exeter City Council - made up of Green, Liberal Democrat and Independent councillors - have accused the Labour-led Council of 'dither and delay' over the introduction of kerb-side collections of food waste and glass for recycling. The Council has agreed to trial collections in one area of the city in the autumn [1], but the Progressive Group say the delay in introducing a city-wide roll out is unacceptable.
    Green Councillor and co-leader of the Progressive Group, Diana Moore, said:
    "The introduction of kerb-side collections of food waste was in Labour's manifesto as far back as 2016. Council approved a scheme for food and glass collection in October 2019. Then during the local election campaign this year, Labour pledged to introduce collections in the Autumn. Now we learn that it is only a pilot food waste collection scheme, in only one area. We need to be sure that the scheme will work in all areas, in particular the city centre that will be more challenging to collect from."
    Green Councillor Amy Sparling added:
    "Whilst it is excellent that Exeter residents produce less waste compared to other areas, only a tiny proportion - currently 26% - is recycled [2]. Measures to improve the recycling rates through the introduction of kerbside food waste and glass collection are clearly urgently needed."
    Liberal Democrat councillor, Michael Mitchell, said:
    "The delay is being blamed on lack of guidance from central government, changes in people's habits and lessons from neighbouring authorities, but there's no certainty about when a full roll-out of the new recycling collections will take place. When asked, the Portfolio holder was unable to say when the service would be extended to all areas of the city following the trial.
    Progressive Group co-leader, Cllr Kevin Mitchell, concluded:
    "Labour are recycling excuses rather than recycling people's waste. I can guarantee that if a Progressive Group councillor had been in charge of implementing kerb-side food waste and glass collections, and there had been this much dither and delay, Labour would have been calling for their resignation."
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  • Article: Jul 22, 2021

    Responding to the Government only giving NHS staff a 3% pay rise, Martin Wrigley, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Spokesperson for Newton Abbot and Councillor for Dawlish, said:

    "This is a slap in the face to NHS heroes who have put themselves in harm's way to keep us safe.

    "This miserable amount will do nothing.

  • Article: Jul 22, 2021

    We all remember seeing the horrific scenes of the burning tower at Grenfell on the news over four years ago.

    The tragic loss of 72 lives was a dark moment for our country and the cladding scandal that emerged emboldened me to stand up for the rights of all those living in unsafe buildings.

    That event also was a lightning rod for the wider public and put a sharp focus on the quality of housing that many people live in - particularly in more densely populated urban areas.

  • Article: Jul 21, 2021

    Being involved in politics should be fun and rewarding. But it can be stressful and at times any of us may need to turn to others for help or support.

    Often that support can best come from colleagues in your local party or a party body you are active in. But sometimes help is needed elsewhere, and this piece sets out the main places to turn.

  • road ahead
    Article: Jul 15, 2021

    A compulsory purchase order to enable the vital Dawlish link road will be announced at Devon County Council cabinet today (14th July 2021), after years of landowner squabbling.

    Martin Wrigley, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Spokesperson for Newton Abbot and Councillor for Dawlish, said:

    "This proposal to acquire the land to build the much needed link road in Dawlish is very welcome.

  • Article: Jul 14, 2021

    Federal Conference Committee met via Zoom call on Saturday, 10 July for the agenda selection for our Autumn Conference 2021. The meeting was a lengthy one, which was in part due to the large selection of motions received.

    A few announcements before the report; as you may be aware Geoff Payne, departed the FCC in early May, and I am delighted to have been elected the new Chair of FCC. All of us wish Geoff the very best for the future. A recount was held for the vacant place on the Committee, and I am delighted that Keith Melton has joined as our new member of the Federal Conference Committee. Chris Adams has also been elected in the vacant Vice-Chair position and will take responsibility for the General Purposes Sub Committee.

  • Article: Jul 9, 2021

    Our political opportunity

    Sarah Green's brilliant victory in Chesham and Amersham shows the huge political opportunity for us - as long as we can continue to apply the lessons from our 2019 election post-mortem.

    As part of this, a trio of motions have been submitted for our autumn federal conference. One is from the Federal Board (FB) on the party's strategy. The other two are from the Federal Policy Committee (FPC), on the party's values and our policy platform. Hopefully all three can be debated in sequence, so we agree values, strategy and platform in a joined-up way.

  • Article: Jul 5, 2021

    As you may have noticed, this Conservative Government doesn't like to be challenged.

    Just look at how angry and red-faced Boris Johnson gets at Prime Minister's Questions every week. Just listen to how often Ministers rail against lawyers and the courts, because judges sometimes rule against them. Just remember how they refused to do interviews with journalists who might dare to ask difficult questions.

  • Tradesperson
    Article: Jul 2, 2021

    Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Spokesperson for Newton Abbot and County Councillor for Dawlish has warned that small businesses face a 'black hole' in support, risking thousands of closures and job losses:

    "Furlough begins to taper away and the business rates holiday comes to an end on July 1st. However, restrictions are set to remain in place until 19th July.

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