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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: Apr 23, 2021

    Air pollution is an invisible enemy threatening the community spaces we love and the people we care most about.

    Our Community Clean Air Fund would let councils and communities invest in the transport systems and options they need.

    It kills thousands of people every year and affects the quality of life for all of us.

  • Article: Apr 22, 2021

    The Conservatives are cutting our commitment to overseas aid at the time it is needed most.

    We're in the middle of a global pandemic - global problems need global solutions. Instead, the Conservatives are shirking their moral and legal responsibilities.

    Cutting funding to research and development will directly impact our ability to help vital Covid response work worldwide, such as genome sequencing to detect new variants.

  • Polling station
    Article: Apr 22, 2021

    Parties in Exeter to stand down from Polling Stations on the 6th May.

    Following an initiative from Exeter Liberal Democrats, the Conservative, Labour and Green parties have agreed to not have 'tellers' at Polling Stations this year.

    Tellers are the party volunteers who ask voters for their polling numbers outside polling stations.

  • Cattle on Dartmoor
    Article: Apr 22, 2021

    Plans for a National Landscape Service to replace Dartmoor National Park are about as welcome as the ill-fated European Super League proposal, says a Devon council leader Alan Connett.

    The Government is expected to make an announcement shortly on the future of the nation's National Parks like Dartmoor and Exmoor, as well as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

  • Article: Apr 21, 2021

    Today the Government is seeking to reverse Lords amendments to the Overseas Operations Bill that add important provisions to properly support our Armed Forces.

    This comes hot on the heels of their long-overdue concession that ensures torture, crimes against humanity and genocide remain open to prosecution, which is the right thing to do. This is a victory for the Liberal Democrats and others who have consistently called out the Bill's moral failure. Further provision is urgently needed from the Government to ensure all war crimes remain open to prosecution. The Government must ensure cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment, as well as all other war crimes prosecutable by the International Criminal Court remain open to prosecution.

  • Article: Apr 19, 2021

    Being a carer can be rewarding and full of love.

    900,000 full-time unpaid carers rely on Carer's Allowance

    But it's far from glamorous. It can be relentless and exhausting.

    900,000 full-time unpaid carers rely on Carer's Allowance - but at just £67.25 a week, it's not nearly enough.

    More than a third of those on Carer's Allowance are struggling to make ends meet.

  • Article: Apr 16, 2021

    Everyone has the right to feel safe where they live, and everyone who has been the victim of a crime deserves justice.

    But for too long, this Conservative Government has been ignoring victims, failing the police and letting our communities down.

    Last year, 1.8 million cases were closed without a suspect even being identified.

  • Article: Apr 16, 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

  • Article: Apr 16, 2021
    By Liberal Democrats

    The Leader's Award, awarded to Prue Bray

    Prue has a long history of dedicated service to the Party including being elected to various offices at Local, Regional and State structures that require demonstrating high levels of knowledge, skills and dedication in order to carry out their responsibilities.

  • Article: Apr 16, 2021
    By Mark Pack

    Thank you to all the agents who have got our candidates nominated!

    Good luck

    We're in the home stretch now for the mammoth set of May elections, which also means huge extra demands on everyone's time, both volunteers and staff. Thank you to everyone who is finding ways to squeeze in extra effort in order to maximise our wins in May. Thank you also to all the relatives, colleagues and friends who have to put up with us all putting even more time into the Lib Dems over these precious weeks.

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