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Your voice mattered - did you vote to be heard?

A big thank you for all those across East Devon and beyond who voted for a fairer, greener, and more caring county.

The turn out was broadly average for local elections, usually around 36%, but this is low considering how important local government is to our daily lives. Democracy really matters to LibDems, we would love to chat with people who perhaps didn't vote this time and find out what would help them to do so in the future. Please email us to get in touch.

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Our 2021 Liberal Democrat Candidates

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2020 Jamie KempJamie Kemp

Penny LewisPenny Lewis

Jake Slee

Jake Slee

Tim Dumper informalTim Dumper

DCC Broadclyst

incl Cranbrook

DCC Exmouth & Budleigh Coastal

DCC Otter Valley

DCC Exmouth

Todd Olive

Todd Olive

Sue SlaterSue Slater

Angela Boatwright

Angela Boatwright

Brian BlakeBrian Blake

EDDC Whimple & Rockbeare

Exmouth TC Littleham

Exmouth TC Town

D & C Police & Crime Commissioner

News

  • Article: May 17, 2021

    The theme of this year's International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) is resisting, supporting and healing together.

    Pre-pandemic there were reports that hate crimes were on the rise.

    As we start to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic, it perfectly encapsulates many of the needs of LGBT+ people in 2021.

  • Article: May 14, 2021


    Here's a rundown of the key Bills being proposed by the Government in the Queen's Speech

    Sovereign Borders Bill

    The bill changes asylum rules, including making claims inadmissible if the person has arrived in the UK "illegally". The government has closed the UK's resettlement schemes, meaning there are no safe and legal routes into the UK. Asylum seekers are being forced to enter the country illegally, then being punished for it, this is inhumane and unacceptable. We should welcome refugees fleeing war and/or persecution with compassion, not treat them like criminals and understand they don't have time to check their plans with the Home Secretary.

  • Article: May 13, 2021

    A great team effort

    We've had a huge set of elections in difficult circumstances. It was a massive combined effort of volunteers and staff, candidates and agents, helpers and donors, to get several hundred Liberal Democrats elected. Thank you to everyone who played their part in an impressive team effort.

  • Article: May 13, 2021

    Eid marks the end of Ramadan - a holy month of prayer and personal reflection.

    I'm sure it feels strange to celebrate again with Covid restrictions in place.

    But despite the many challenges of the past year, I'm amazed at how we've pulled together as a country - making it clear that we are a nation of carers.

  • Article: May 12, 2021

    The Prime Minister has today confirmed an inquiry into their actions during the Coronavirus pandemic under the powers of the Inquiries Act 2005.

    Lessons must be learnt from the mistakes that were made"

    Ed Davey

    This comes after Liberal Democrat Leader Ed Davey first called for a full inquiry into the Government's actions during the pandemic 13 months ago in April 2020

  • Article: May 11, 2021
    By Liberal Democrats

    We must rebuild as a fairer, greener and more caring country in the aftermath of Covid.

    Boris Johnson has utterly failed to deliver an ambitious programme

    So it is crushingly disappointing that the Government's plans will fail on every account - still failing small businesses and the self-employed, still not rising properly to the climate challenge and still ignoring millions of people caring for loved ones at home.

  • Article: May 9, 2021
    By Exeter Lib Dems

    Thank you to everyone who supported us in the local election campaign.

    We are proud of our positive campaigning, putting forward a brighter vision for Exeter in some of the most uncertain times.

    We have increased our vote share in Duryard & St James, but we were unable to dislodge Labour from the seat, meaning the ward now has 2 Lib Dem Cllrs and 1 Labour.

    Similarly, we have improved our vote share and number of votes to a strong second in St Thomas and +14% in Pennsylvania.

    The Progressive Group was the only Council Group to increase in membership: 5 PG, 6 Tories, and 28 Labour.

    We will continue to hold the Labour administration to account for its actions and speak up on behalf of local residents.

  • Article: May 7, 2021

    Liberal Democrat have had some great early wins:

    • We made gains from Labour in Sunderland;
    • We became the largest party on Stockport council;
    • We held Orkney, re-electing Liam McArthur MSP;
    • We made gains in Cambridgeshire, taking away the Conservative's majority.

    Find out how to help the Lib Dems in the Chesham and Amersham by-election

    Learn more

  • Article: May 6, 2021

    In the Lords we get to grips with the detail of the legislation and improve it; we take part in debates on a whole range of issues; and we question and hold to account government ministers.

    For up-to-date information about the work of the Lib Dem group in the Lords, follow us on Twitter: @LibDemLords

  • Manifesto 2021 front page (Devon Libdems)
    Article: May 5, 2021

    Vote enough LibDems into county hall on May 6th, and this is what we will be able do for you:

    You've tried the same party for 12 years. Time for a change! Let's get Devon back on its feet.

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