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Welcome to Central Devon Liberal Democrats

Central Devon is a new constituency which will elect its first member of Parliament at the next General Election. Central Devon constituency will be formed from a number of electoral wards from the Districts and Boroughs of East Devon, Mid Devon, Teignbridge and West Devon.

Recent updates

  • Davey Court, Exmouth.
    Article: Jun 24, 2014
    By Alan Connett

    Devon Liberal Democrats have 'called-in' the decision to close 20 residential care homes and 17 day centres across the county, announced yesterday.

    However the planned challenge and debate to the closure of 20 residential care homes and 17 day centres across Devon is being 'choked off' by the ruling Conservative leadership at Devon County Council, say opposition councillors who have called-in the decisions for detailed scrutiny.

  • Newcombes Resources Centre standing empty and covered in weeds.
    Article: Jun 2, 2014

    Concerned by the way Conservative consultations about closures of care homes, day centres, youth services, meals on wheels, children's homes and centres have been handled, Liberal Democrats have produced an alternative budget that would help to protect many of the services under threat.

    Astonished at the way young people were prevented from speaking at the council's budget meeting in February and council care staff stopped from giving their views at a recent cabinet meeting, the Lib Dems have said 'enough is enough' and forced through a special meeting of the council to challenge the Conservatives plans.

  • Article: Mar 24, 2014

    An emergency meeting of Devon County Council is being called by the county's Liberal Democrats who are concerned at the secrecy and way major decisions are being taken behind closed doors at county hall.

    Concerned by the way consultations about closures of care homes, day centres, youth services and children's homes are being handled, the county's Liberal Democrats have invoked a special rule calling for a special meeting of the county council to be held.

  • Article: Jul 30, 2013

    Bovey Tracey Town Councillor Tony Allen reflects on the County Council Elections.

    The latest County Council elections show there are a lot of people around that don't want anything in the UK to change, but are keen to put the world to rights despite the fact that most of our resources to do so have been lost or sold off (to foreigners!) decades ago, and our international influence has diminished accordingly.

  • Nick Way Campaigning
    Article: Jul 30, 2013

    I would like to thank everyone for their support in the County Elections.

    Regardless of whether you voted, or for whom, I promise to continue to work hard for everybody.

    and the local Lib Dem team will continue their work in the community and will keep people informed all year round.

    Now the election is over, we can get back to the real work - helping local people to solve local

  • Phil Hutty Speaking at Lib Dem Conference
    Article: Nov 30, 2012

    Phil Hutty reflects on the Leveson Enquiry.

    Well the big day arrived at last - you could make a themed advent-styled calendar with top sayings from the inquiry. My personal favourite was the one that under the flap simply said "LOL" ... oh how we laughed! Or perhaps you held a party as you waited for 1.30pm, counting down the time until it's release or even downloaded the full version of the report (the 45 page executive summary is just for "lightweights" ) and are now arguing over schedule 2b in the appendix 4..... No? OK it's just me then.

  • Adrian Sanders MP with Phil Hutty
    Article: Nov 23, 2012

    Newton St Cyres played host to Central Devon Liberal Democrats AGM this year with guest speaker Torbay MP Adrian Sanders.

    In a thought-provoking speech the Torbay MP listed the achievements of Liberal Democrats in Government while being open about the challenges that lay ahead.

    "We have helped to raise the income tax threshold that has brought 2 million of the lowest earners out of income tax altogether and given 21 million people a tax cut of over £500.

  • Sir NIck Harvey MP addresses Central Devon Lib Dems
    Article: Nov 23, 2012

    "Next time we will do it differently" was the definitive message from Nick Harvey MP, addressing guests in Crediton recently.

    The North Devon MP who was recently honoured with a knighthood was addressing guests at the Central Devon constituency, Liberal Democrat dinner in Crediton.

    The central plank of his speech was the coalition and how the coalescence of the parties was seen by both the press and wider public. Mr Harvey admitted that the Lib Dems had missed a trick in their post-election preparations and that we should learn from our experiences this time around .

  • NIck Clegg Conference Speech
    Article: Sep 27, 2012

    When I arrived at the Conference, there was a storm brewing, both on the sea front and, I thought, on the Conference floor.

    Last year I heard occasional mutterings about Nick Clegg's leadership. This year I thought that poor performances in local elections plus low opinion poll ratings and our seemingly inability to show what we are actually achieving in Government would have been the ingredients for a Perfect Storm that would pushed Nick aside and usher in Vince Cable to steady the ship. I also had a funny tune in my head which came from a spoof of Nick Clegg's apology speech.

  • Nick Clegg MP
    Article: Sep 26, 2012

    Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg has used his keynote speech to the Lib Dem Party conference in Brighton to announce extra money for 110,000 children struggling with maths and English.

    The Deputy Prime Minister said secondary schools in England will receive an extra £55 million to help pupils arriving in year seven who have slipped behind in English and maths at primary school. The money will come in from next January, with schools deciding how to spend it to help pupils with weaker results in maths and English.