Central Devon Liberal Democrats

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  • Article: Feb 11, 2019

    Despite telling Labour conference he would pursue a People's Vote if he could not secure a General Election, Jeremy Corbyn is now offering support for Theresa May's Brexit.

    His support is coming at the cost of people's jobs, our NHS and the environment - he's just missing in action. We've had enough.

  • Article: Feb 9, 2019
    By Norman Lamb

    When the Liberal Democrats were in Government, I had the privilege of being Minister of State for Care and Support at the Department of Health. As Health Minister I worked to ensure that mental health was treated with the same priority as physical health, introducing the first ever access and waiting time standards for mental health. We also secured more money for children and young people's mental health services.

  • Article: Feb 7, 2019

    I am pleased to announce today our new spokespeople who will speak out on the most important issues we face in Britain today.

    While Parliament is consumed by Brexit, we need to remember that people are also affected by a whole host of other challenges.

    We will continue to speak up for them as we continue our fight for the public to have a say on the Brexit deal with a People's Vote.

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    Article: Feb 6, 2019

    Tory-led SHDC and Torbay Council have no one to blame but their cousins in Westminster

    South Hams District Council and Torbay Council, like local authorities throughout the country, will be under even greater financial pressure from today thanks to the Tories.

    Last night in the House of Commons the Tories passed a bill that will cut a further £1.3 billion to councils all over the UK.

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    Article: Feb 6, 2019
    By John Anderson

    Tory-led SHDC has no one to blame but their Cousins in Westminster

    The South Hams District Council, along with local authorities throughout the nation, will be even under greater financial pressure this morning thanks to the Tories.
    Last night in the House of Commons the Tories passed a bill that will cut a further £1.3 billion to councils all over the UK.
    Critics are saying the funding approach will take money from poorer councils and direct it to affluent areas in keeping with the Tories' proven practice of protecting their own interests at the expense of others.
    And if that wasn't enough, last night's legislation will undoubtedly result in a rise in council tax for the coming year.
    The Tories track record in funding councils over the past few years is so dire that the independent Local Government Association warned last week that many popular council services could disappear by 2025 due to a £8bn funding black hole.
    Locally, Caroline Voaden, the Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Totnes, noted that Conservative-run SHDC may complain about lack of funding but it is their Conservative colleagues in Westminster who have imposed the cuts in funding.

  • Article: Feb 6, 2019

    As the battle over Brexit in Parliament reaches its final stages, many people are asking me, "what has happened to the People's Vote"?

    Behind the political manoeuvring and procedural wrangles at Westminster, there is still everything to play for. The People's Vote is alive and well.

    The next step to securing it is to narrow the options, by removing a massively disruptive 'no deal' from the table.

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    Article: Dec 27, 2018

    The 2018 edition of Ad Lib Magazine is out now. Read it here:

    Read the latest edition

    Starting next year, Ad Lib will now be an online-only publication, released quarterly. We'll also be sending some of the editions to our members who aren't on email as well.

    If you'd like anything included in future editions, please email membership@libdems.org.uk.

  • Article: Dec 27, 2018

    We've passed an amendment in the Lords so that people in care are only deprived of their liberty when it is necessary to prevent them from harm.

    People in care deserve their freedom too. That's why we've ensured that their freedom is only restricted when they're at risk to themselves.

    Vulnerable people deserve protection - and the government has a duty to protect them.

  • Article: Dec 27, 2018

    This Christmas, I have worked with St Giles Trust to learn more about the gang culture which is fuelling knife crime and tragically costing young people their lives. St Giles works directly with those affected, providing education, mentoring and support to fill the void into which gangs otherwise slip.

    In the film, I discuss the causes of knife crime with Liam, a St Giles Project Co-ordinator. And we hear the incredibly brave voice of Sophie Kafeero whose own son, Derick, was killed last year - now she is campaigning with her local MP, Ed Davey, to take knives off the street.

    As we sit down to our Christmas festivities, I hope the film helps to remind us of those who have lost someone; who have an empty chair at their Christmas table. And helping charities like St Giles is one way we can make a difference.

  • Article: Dec 23, 2018

    Since learning of Paddy Ashdown's death last night people have been taking to social media to share their memories of this incredible man.

    We've collected a few of those memories of Paddy from members, supporters and the public at large here. You can also share your memories of Paddy and add your name to the book of condolence here: www.libdems.org.uk/book-of-condolence-paddy-ashdown