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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.

Elections on 6th May. A postal vote makes sense for everybody, especially in a pandemic. Don't let your voice be silenced.

Fill in the form libdems.org.uk/postal-vote print and send to your local Electoral Services.

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News

  • Opinion poll: Mar 2, 2021
    Devon County Council Election May 2021 - Candidate Selection for Exmouth division
  • Article: Mar 2, 2021

    At a time when millions of small businesses are struggling to survive, to offer them just £5 billion would be an insult.

    We need to see a budget with a bold and ambitious compensation package

    From beauticians to builders, florists to café owners - the small businesses in our communities are on the brink and the Chancellor must do more.

  • Martin Wrigley onsite at first new Council House in Teignbridge
    Article: Mar 1, 2021

    Lib Dem Led Teignbridge District Council has approved and financed the Teignbridge 100 programme to deliver new council homes for rent at their annual budget meeting this week.

    Teignbridge has a housing list of some 1000 households. Each year around 400 households are found new homes, and as new households find themselves in need, the list stays at around the same level of 1000 households.

  • family
    Article: Feb 27, 2021

    The Liberal Democrats and Independent run Torbay Council have granted a foster carer couple Freedom of the Borough for their contribution towards improving the lives of Children.

    Torbay Council are delighted to confirm The Civic Committee's recommendation to award Honorary Freedom of the Borough to Mr Dave and Mrs Dawn Barnett who have provided foster carer placements for children and young people for approximately 43 years.

  • Article: Feb 26, 2021

    For more up to date information from the Lib Dem Lords, follow us on twitter: @LibDemLords

    Here's what our peers got up to this week.

    Monday 22nd February

    Each day in the Lords begins with four oral questions to the Government on different topics. Dee Doocey took the Government to task for often taking many weeks, or even months, to answer Written Questions submitted by peers. They are a critical tool for parliamentarians, she said, and government departments are working in a way that is detrimental for others trying to hold ministers to account.

  • Article: Feb 26, 2021

    Welcome to the Weekly Whip. Your one-stop shop for Lib Dem Parliamentary updates, covering the week that was and the week to come.

    For up to date information from the Lib Dem Whips Office, follow us on Twitter: @LibDemWhips

    Weekly Whip w/c 22nd February

    Monday 22nd February

    All eyes were on the Prime Minister on Monday as he delivered an address to Parliament, setting out a roadmap of rolling back restrictions as the pandemic heads into a new phase.

  • Article: Feb 26, 2021

    For years, the Liberal Democrats have been campaigning to scrap the archaic Vagrancy Act, which makes it illegal to sleep rough.

    And yesterday, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick conceded that we were right, and that it's time to get rid of this cruel and outdated law.

  • dogs
    Article: Feb 26, 2021

    Devon Liberal Democrats are backing calls to make pet theft a specific criminal offence and change the law to treat stolen dogs as animals rather than possessions.

    A petition to make dog theft a specific criminal offence has so far reached 194, 171 signatures. According to the charity DogLost there has been a 170% increase in dog thefts since lockdown started.

  • Article: Feb 24, 2021
    By Layla Moran

    25 years ago our former leader Paddy Ashdown laid out the stakes for Britain's position in the world:

    Britain's role as the bulwark against tyranny in two wars this century was not a product of isolationism. It was the natural response of a nation used to engaging in the world and certain about its role as a European power.

  • Article: Feb 22, 2021

    Millions of people across the country have made untold sacrifices in the past year.

    Boris Johnson must not squander the months of sacrifice by millions of people and businesses across the country

    People have been isolated from their families, hundreds of thousands of businesses have been shuttered and our precious freedoms have been curtailed.

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