Central Devon Liberal Democrats

Welcome to the website of the Liberal Democrats in Central Devon.

Recent updates

  • Article: Jan 18, 2020

    At a meeting of the Federal Board today, the new board made decisions on three key events, the timeline for our upcoming leadership election, the timeline for upcoming elections to party posts and committees and finally the appointment of a Chair of the Election Review and a timetable for that.

    Jump to: Leadership Election | Internal Elections | Election review

  • Article: Jan 15, 2020

    Do you think we care well enough for the more vulnerable in our society?

    Have we figured out how best to care for people who've experienced bereavement, people who get ill in old age, those with mental ill-health or adults with learning disabilities?

    My own personal experience tells me we haven't. Whether in my own life or for many constituents in my advice surgeries over 20 years, all too often the care and support systems either don't work well enough or aren't even there at all.

  • Candidates
    Article: Jan 14, 2020

    DATE CHANGE: CONFERENCE TO TAKE PLACE February 8th and 9th 2020

    Couldn't get to national conference in Brighton?

    Want to hear some energising speakers or update your skills?

    Want to meet other Lib Dems from across the two regions in friendly surroundings?

    Devon and Cornwall Liberal Democrats are excited to announce their conference in Tiverton on 8th/9th February 2020.

  • Article: Jan 13, 2020

    The Liberal Democrats have now annouced the roles of their MPs in their new Commons Team.

    We look forward to the team taking positive parliamentary action on the issues we all care about, such as the climate crisis, social injustice and Britain's economic performance.

    The team's portfolios can be found below:

  • Lucy
    Article: Jan 13, 2020

    Some of you may have started receiving emails and calls to action from our new Local Party Organiser, Lucy Mannion. Lucy took on the role at the start of the year. She has been getting to grips with organising the office and meeting members.

    Lucy says, "It has been a busy first couple of weeks. I look forward to meeting all the members over the coming months and I am really keen to set up some more social events and to keep the campaigning energy from the General Election going."

  • Article: Jan 13, 2020

    I want to thank you for all your hard work over the last six weeks. Everyone did everything they could in this campaign but the result has been deeply disappointing.

    Despite Liberal Democrats gaining 1.2m votes and our share of the vote increasing in every region of the UK, we are now one seat down compared to 2017. Under a proportional system, we would now have 84 MPs.

  • Article: Jan 13, 2020

    The latest EU Settlement Scheme Statistics, published by the Home Office, show more than 140,000 EU citizens applied to live and work in the UK after Brexit in November.

    These figures show 361,900 people are still waiting for a decision, with 2,592,800 applications received but only 2,230,900 concluded.

  • Article: Jan 13, 2020

    This news is yet more evidence that Boris Johnson's government looks set to crash our economy thanks to his disastrous Brexit plans.

    Whether its putting people's livelihoods on the line in our factory sector, or increasing prices with the pound weakening in 2020, it is clear that Boris Johnson's promise to unleash Britain's potential is nothing more than empty rhetoric.

    We haven't even left yet.

  • Article: Jan 13, 2020

    Boris Johnson's government has set out a disastrous agenda which will force through a hard Brexit, undermine our public services, destroy opportunities for our communities and cripple living standards.

    Brexit will hinder our ability to safeguard our NHS and reduce our capacity to tackle the climate crisis.

    The fact that radical climate action has been ignored is a hallmark of a government which is setting all the wrong priorities.

  • Article: Jan 13, 2020

    Voting reform is not about the electoral advantage of any party.

    It is about better democracy.

    As politicians we have a responsibility to ensure voters across the UK do not feel disenfranchised.

    In this election the Liberal Democrats increased their vote share by 4%, more than any other party, but achieved fewer seats in Parliament.