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Welcome to Central Devon Liberal Democrats

Central Devon constituency was formed from a number of electoral wards from the Districts and Boroughs of East Devon, Mid Devon, Teignbridge and West Devon.

Recent updates

  • Event: Jun 26, 2016 - Jul 26, 2016

    All across the country Liberal Democrats are experiencing a surge in Membership following the Party's support from REMAINing in the EU. Many Leave voters are already regretting their decisions and instead of blaming the EU for the effects of austerity might soon be looking closer to home.

    In an interview with the Western Morning News, Devon County Group Leader Alan Connett said that he was: "…. worried that a snap or emergency budget either now or when the new PM takes over that will mean further cuts to Devon's funding putting even more pressure on the isolated and vulnerable in our communities, including services for the elderly and the young".

  • Article: May 24, 2016

    One in four Devon children referred for mental health treatment is waiting longer than the Government's 18 week target, information uncovered by the County's Liberal Democrats reveals.

    In total, 157 children and young people across the Devon County Council area are waiting longer than they should for treatment, with a further 479 still waiting within the 18 week limit.

  • Article: May 19, 2016

    This is a brief summary provided by Devon County Council - a quick, useful background to the Government's plans (and note that while forced academisation is off the agenda we don't think it is!).

    "This year's Queen's Speech sets out this Government's future programme of activity and revisits many announcements made in the recent Budget. The announcement regarding Academies is significant, with further responsibilities for maintaining standards being passed to head teachers across all schools. Further detail on Devolution is lacking, although the election of a mayor still seems to be a key element in striking a deal.

  • Article: Mar 3, 2016

    The Tory U-turn which has saved Devon's school 'lollipop' crossing patrols has been welcomed by the county's Liberal Democrats who campaigned vigorously against the cuts.

    And they are asking questions about how the ruling Conservatives, who forced through the unpopular measure, will pay to keep the crossing patrols when just 13 days ago they argued there was no money to fund the service.

  • Round the bend at Williams Gate
    Article: Dec 21, 2015

    The forthcoming 13 week road closure of the B3344 at Bradley Bends between Bovey Tracey and Chudleigh Knighton has infuriated local residents (see attached picture).

    Local Lib Dem Campaigner Sally Morgan writing in the Mid-Devon Advertiser states that many local residents share her frustration with Bovis Homes over the issue.

  • Delegates at Regional Conference
    Article: Nov 20, 2015

    Over 200 Lib Dems attended the South West Regional Conference held in Exeter on November 14th & 15th.

    Lord 'Paddy' Ashdown gave an inspirational speech in which he warned that we should at all costs avoid becoming isolationist 'Little Englanders' the cause espoused by UKIP and elements of the Conservative Party. Whether we like it or not we live in a global world in which business and the economy is highly competitive. The Risks of Britain leaving the EU are enormous especially as it could lead to the break-up of the United Kingdom as Scotland would almost certainly opt to remain in the EU. In view of the growing external security threats the need for a coordinated international approach was more pressing than ever and 'going it alone' was no longer an option.

  • Lib Dem Councillors at Crediton Office
    Article: Nov 20, 2015

    Whilst anger mounts and residents face losing the important and the well-used Crediton council office, Liberal Democrat councillors have acted quickly, launching a petition to try and stop the cuts. Crisis talks have already taken place between Crediton's councillors and Mid Devon's District Council chiefs. The Conservative administration based at Tiverton has proposed the closure which would mean removal of the Crediton walk-in Market Street office next April.

  • Devon Lib Dem Councillors with Lollipop Lady
    Article: Nov 13, 2015

    Lib Dem Parliamentary Spokesperson Alex White is somewhat bemused by David Cameron's complaints to Conservative controlled Oxford County Council about the cuts in the Council Services.

    In a letter to the leader of Oxfordshire County Council Cameron wrote that that he was "disappointed" by the council's proposals "to make significant cuts to frontline services" apparently unaware that the cuts are a result of his own government's austerity measures.

  • Article: Aug 24, 2015

    "Food banks can expect to be busy this winter, as Tory cuts on welfare start to bite," Central Devon Lib Dem Chairman Councillor John Nutley told a meeting of Lib Dems in Bovey Tracey on Wednesday night. Councillor Nutley, who helps in a Food Bank in Ashburton, warned that as the Chancellor's policies take effect, more and more people will be visiting the Food Banks.

  • Article: Aug 20, 2015

    Figures released by the Department for Health shows the Conservative Government is planning a £3.1 million cut to the public health budget in Devon. The budget pays to help improve people's health so there is less pressure on the NHS.

    Work undertaken by public health budgets include encouraging people to exercise more, give up smoking, drink less, come off drugs and drink and avoid sexually transmitted diseases.


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