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  • Theresa May (By Chatham House (Countering Terrorism: A Global Perspective) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)
    Article: Oct 5, 2016

    Theresa May used to criticise the nasty party' - now she is leading it.

    Regardless of the rhetoric, the Conservatives have moved to the right. The Prime Minister's words about a pitch to the centre-ground are utterly divorced from her party's actions over the last few days. The Conservatives are reckless, divisive and uncaring. They are the fence-building, snooping-on-your-emails, foreign-worker-listing party and that is something that most people will be revulsed by.

  • Tim Farron arriving at Autumn 2016 Conference (Liberal Democrats on Flickr)
    Article: Oct 5, 2016

    Commenting on plans unveiled by the government that businesses will be forced to reveal how many foreign staff they employ, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said:

    "The Government's plan on foreign workers is a nasty little policy that deserves to be thrown out on the rubbish heap. This threatens to further stoke the resentment that has seen increases in hate crime across our country. Only the Liberal Democrats are fighting to keep Britain open, tolerant and united.

  • Alex Sadiq
    Article: Oct 4, 2016

    Dear Resident

    As you know, this Thursday 6th October is polling day in Brixington and your vote could make all the difference.

    During the campaign, my team and I have done our best to call on as many residents as possible, to discuss their concerns. I have been struck by how many are angered by the steady loss of Exmouth's facilities and service, despite our growing population. This is something I believe we must reverse.

  • Article: Oct 3, 2016

    The Conservative Party has long claimed to be the Party of businesses -but, their track record since May 2015 shows that they are now anything but.

    Brexit represents a massive threat to businesses and jobs, but Theresa May's Government keep sending mixed messages about vital trade relationships and our Membership of the Single Market.

  • Tim Farron in Whitehall
    Article: Oct 1, 2016

    Black History Month is an opportunity for us all to reflect on Britain's diversity and rich culture, as well as serving as a reminder of the inequality that still exists.

    This year, more so than others, the significance of Black History Month cannot be overlooked. Following the referendum result, we have seen a rise in racist attacks and xenophobic hate crimes reminding us that we must remain vigilant against division, and always celebrate our differences as well as our shared humanity and compassion.

  • Alex Sadiq
    Article: Sep 29, 2016

    Many of you will know there is a by election in Brixington on October 6th, triggered by the sad death of the much respected Councillor David Chapman. I want to explain why I am standing for Council - and why I believe this election is so important.

    I love living in Exmouth. I am a working Mum and my husband runs a small business in town. Our son is in the last year of primary school.

  • Jeremy Corbyn (By YouTube/exadverso [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)
    Article: Sep 29, 2016

    Today and Labour party conference, Jeremy Corbyn gave his speech to Labour party conference - and it made one thing abundantly clear - the Liberal Democrats are the only pro-European party now.

    Here's the four things, you need to know about Jeremy Corbyn's speech:

    1. Corbyn's Labour won't fight for membership of the Single Market:

  • Document: Sep 28, 2016
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    Read our Brixington by election special leaflet. Read what we have to say about the threat to services at Exmouth Hospital, the seafront demolition as well as words from our candidate, Alex Sadiq.

  • Laim Fox (By Government of UK (https://www.gov.uk/government/people/liam-fox) [OGL 3 (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3)], via Wikimedia Commons)
    Article: Sep 27, 2016

    Tim Farron has accused Liam Fox of being a "second class Cabinet Minister enjoying First Class travel around the world," after the International Trade Secretary was forced into an embarassing climbdown during a speech today at the WTO.

    It had been reported earlier this week that the International Trade Secretary would use his speech to come out in support of leaving the EU's Customs Union and seek a fully independent place on the WTO.

  • Article: Sep 27, 2016

    The use of physical restraint against mental health patients has surged by almost 17% over the last three years, with an average of 183 restraints every single day, research by the Liberal Democrats has revealed.

    The findings were uncovered in an audit of mental health trusts across the country conducted by Liberal Democrat Health Spokesperson Norman Lamb.

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