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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

  • 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.

  • Central Devon AGM, 2014
    Article: Nov 19, 2014

    Speaking at Central Devon Liberal Democrats AGM in Newton St Cyres, Councillor Alan Connett leader of the Devon County Council Lib Dems said that: "This new 18 week target will reinforce the parity between mental and physical ill-health and that treatment should no longer be arbitrary or dependent on where you live…This is the result of Liberal Democrats being in Government and testament to understanding that for so long, mental health has been the Cinderella of the health service."

  • Charlie West at Liverton
    Article: Nov 5, 2014

    Lib Dems Teignbridge District Council candidate for Haytor, Charlie West, has been undertaking a Residents' Survey of 1500 homes in the area.

    Haytor Ward includes the parishes of Ilsington, Bickington, and the village of New and Old Liverton. The surveys were hand delivered, and returned by residents either by leaving them in letterboxes for later collection, or return via a Freepost address.

  • Article: Oct 20, 2014

    Lib Dem councillor Bob Wright and Crediton resident, Tim Stanford have joined forces to launch a petition against the "Garden Tax." (Copies of the petition are available from Bob Wright on 01363 773566).

    Cllr Wright, a Liberal Democrat on MDDC for the Lawrence Ward in Crediton explained that from October 2015 residents will only get their wheelie bins emptied if they pay £50 each year to have their garden waste collected.

  • Rural fly tipping
    Article: Oct 16, 2014

    Instead of raising Council Tax and thereby incurring financial penalties from Central Government, Tory Councils in Devon are proposing a separate tax on Garden Waste.

    In Teignbridge the new "Garden Tax" will be introduced from June next year. Green wheelie bins will only be emptied if you pay £35 a year to have your garden waste collected and there will be another smaller bin for food waste, plus a separate container for cardboard.

  • 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.