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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

  • Alex at Moretonhampstead Hustings
    Article: Apr 26, 2015

    Despite the apparent apathy in some parts of the country voters in Central Devon are flocking to election hustings held in local churches, village halls and community centres.

    After a massive turn-out of 150 people at Bovey Tracey Parish Church it was the turn of Moretonhampstead and the back room at The Union Inn was packed with over 100 people, some of whom stood for nearly 2 hours, for the question and answer session.

  • Alex and Luke Taylor
    Article: Apr 23, 2015

    The sheer expanse of the constituency means Alex has been hopping from one side of Devon to another, trying to speak to as many people on the doorstep as possible. Alex has also been doing all he can to support the many District Council candidates.

    Last Friday he spent the afternoon knocking on doors with Luke Taylor in Bradninch. Luke has narrowly lost the last two District Council elections for the Bradninch ward, including by just one vote in 2007. Alex and Luke got a really positive response, with people recognising the work the Liberal Democrats are doing locally to protect bus services and prevent the introduction of the hated 'Garden Tax'. On a national level many people are recognising the raising of the personal tax allowance and the subsequent £800 tax cut as a Lib Dem achievement, as well as family friendly measures such as the Pupil Premium and free school meals for children up to the age of 8.

  • Alex at Okehampton Castle
    Article: Apr 16, 2015

    Out and About With Alex White

    As well as getting around Central Devon Alex is still responding to between 50 and 60 e-mails a day on a wide range of topics ranging from the NHS to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.

    Having impressed at the Lapford Hustings (see picture below) Alex will be appearing at further hustings as shown below.

  • Alex at Bradninch Youth Club
    Article: Mar 13, 2015

    Since becoming Central Devon's Parliamentary Candidate Alex has been getting around the towns and villages meeting people and listening to their concerns. Alex has also answered nearly 600 e-mails mainly concerning tax evasion and TTIP (the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) and now has 160 Twitter follow ers (https://twitter.com/alexjwhiteld)

  • Alex White, Parliamentary Candidate for Central Devon
    Article: Feb 4, 2015

    Central Devon Liberal Democrats are delighted to announce that Alex White from Chawleigh , the youngest parliamentary candidate in the South West, will be the Liberal Democrat Candidate for Central Devon.

    On being selected Alex said: "I am delighted to be given the opportunity to fight to be the MP for such a beautiful part of the world that I am proud to call my home. I care about our people, having grown up myself in our constituency and know the challenges that it faces".

  • Crediton Lib Dems Campaign Against the Tories Garden Tax
    Petition: Jan 14, 2015

    "We the undersigned oppose the new £50 'garden tax' being imposed by the Conservative run Mid Devon District Council. This is an important service for residents and we call on the Council to remove the charge."

    The new "Garden Tax" is being brought in by the Conservatives on Mid Devon District Council. From October your wheelie bin will only be emptied if you pay £50 a year to have your garden waste collected. People who do not wish to pay the £50 will either have to compost all their garden waste themselves or take it to Ashley Recycling Centre, near Tiverton or Punch Bowl Recycling Centre near Crediton. This will obviously be awkward for everyone. The amount of green waste produced by even a small garden can be substantial. Not everyone has the space for a costly composter and how will the elderly and those without cars get to Ashley or Punch Bowl Recycling Centres?

  • Lib Dems Campaign To Save Crediton Youth Centre
    Article: Dec 16, 2014

    Former Devon Youth Parliamentary representative for our area, Alex White has joined the Lib Dem councillors' campaign to reopen the Youth Centre at East Street. It has been closed by Devon County Council.

    The building has now been secured for Haywards School for their use during the school day and work is being carried out by Nick Way and the Town Council to find a new Youth Centre provider or providers.

  • Crediton Lib Dems Campaign Against the Tories Garden Tax
    Article: Dec 16, 2014

    Care Homes for older people are being shut, children's homes and day centres closed, youth services decimated by the Conservatives at County Hall and public toilets shut. Hundreds of residents throughout the area have already signed a petition demanding that the Conservatives at Mid Devon District Council scrap their plans to charge £50 a year to collect garden waste.

  • Alex delivering
    Article: Dec 2, 2014

    In Mid-Devon Lib Dem campaigners like Alex White are also finding widespread opposition to the Tories Garden Tax. Alex has been out delivering petitions in Chawleigh and Lapford where nearly 500 petitions s have been posted through letterboxes. Alex says the response from the local people has been emphatically clear with many completed petitions being returned almost instantaneously!

  • JOhn Nutley Thumbs Down
    Article: Dec 2, 2014

    Lib Dem campaigners in Teignbridge are finding overwhelming support for their campaign against the Tory Garden Tax.

    Thousands of residents across Teignbridge are backing calls for a new council 'garden tax' to be scrapped.

    The council plans to charge residents £35 a year to take away their garden waste, grass and hedge clippings, in the green wheelie bin. And while Teignbridge expects a cash bonanza of around £650,000 from the tax next year, its recycling rates are falling and more waste is being sent to landfill, the council's own figures show.