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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

  • Gallery: May 5, 2021
    Manifesto 2021 front page (Devon Libdems)
  • Article: May 4, 2021

    We have decided that Autumn Conference will take place from 17th to 20th September. It will be held online. That was a very difficult decision to take and we had a very lengthy discussion about it.

    We recognise that a lot of people would like to meet again in person - believe me, so we would we - but the question is whether, at this time, we can absolutely guarantee that conference could go ahead in the format that we know and love. Having consulted a range of others, FCC considered, with some reluctance, that it was not possible at this time to give such a guarantee. Although things are now a lot better in terms of the pandemic, we do not know if there are any final bumps in the road still to come. Medical experts say they expect a third wave in the Autumn but the extent is not yet clear. Of course, things seemed better in the early Autumn of 2020 but then took a marked turn for the worst a few months later. We do not, at this stage, know what social distancing requirements there will be or how many people will be able to attend the venue. We therefore cannot make meaningful plans and set any meaningful budget for the event. The risk of going ahead in person but having to cancel or heavily restrict the event such that it is not inclusive, is just too great. In the same way, we take any risk to the personal safety of party members very seriously. That is why we cancelled Spring 2020. We would not want to expose anyone to any unnecessary risk of catching this dreadful virus in a close setting.

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  • Survey: May 4, 2021
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    Due to the covid restrictions, we used a different way of delivering our campaign leaflets.

    We would like to know if this was success and would be grateful if you could answer the short survey.

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  • Article: Apr 29, 2021

    Today Liberal Democrats are launching our new campaign to protect British farmers and maintain our food standards.

    The Tories failing to commit to maintaining our high animal welfare and environmental standards"

    I am deeply concerned that family farming businesses are at risk as the Tories continue to botch our transition away from the EU agricultural system.

  • Article: Apr 29, 2021

    Yesterday the Fire Safety Bill passed through Parliament without vital protection for leaseholders and tenants against exorbitant bills for fire remediation works.

    The government's failure to address the fire safety scandal properly is now a scandal in itself.

    The devastating consequences of this Bill passing cannot be overstated.

  • Tories failing devons children
    Article: Apr 28, 2021

    Devon Lib Dems have uncovered shocking figures that show that last year, over 100 Devon children at any one time were placed in care outside of the County, with some being sent hundreds of miles away.

    The figures come after the revelation that a seven-year boy from Devon was placed at a special school in Surrey.

  • Tim Dumper
    Article: Apr 24, 2021

    Ti m Dumper, Exmouth's Lib Dem candidate believes that joined up thinking is required to solve some of Exmouth's transport problems.

    The pandemic has put in sharp relief problems of congestion, especially on the seafront, and action is needed to make things safer for pedestrians, cyclists, disabled people and motorists.

  • Article: Apr 23, 2021

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

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