Central Devon Liberal Democrats

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  • Article: Feb 14, 2020

    Is a full programme of training, events, networking and parties not enough for you? At spring conference this year we have a huge package of policy motions, which all members have the chance to debate, amend and vote on. Here's a quick run-down for you! And if you haven't yet, book your place right here:

  • Article: Feb 13, 2020

    When a person puts their empty plastic bottle in a recycling bin, they understandably assume it gets recycled.

    When I was the Cabinet member for the environment on Rochdale council, and when we sent our paper and cardboard to be recycled, we knew it had new lives as cardboard inserts to kitchen roll.

  • Article: Feb 13, 2020

    The tiniest of silver linings in that of the Tory majority and the near enough certainty that this Parliament will sit for at least the next four years, is that we now have time to be strategic. We have time to plan.

    The fact that our leadership race will not take place until the summer also allows us time to pause, reflect, and consider what we need going forward.

  • Article: Feb 13, 2020

    When my dad died, my mum was left with three boys under the age of ten. At age four, I remember her going to pick up her widow's pension every other week. It was a lifeline for her and for us. It helped her adjust, and to take good care of my brothers and I.

    For any family, losing a parent can be devastating not just emotionally, but financially too. My family weren't particularly poor, but I still don't know what we'd have done without that support.

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    Article: Feb 11, 2020

    Spring Conference 2020

    York: 13-15 March

    Go along for a long weekend at Spring Conference in York and be part of fighting for something greater - an open, fair and inclusive country based on our liberal values.

    Party membership is surging ahead reaching record levels! Now is the time to join us and Demand Better.

  • tree
    Article: Feb 11, 2020

    Spring Conference 2020

    York: 13-15 March

    Go along for a long weekend at Spring Conference in York and be part of fighting for something greater - an open, fair and inclusive country based on our liberal values.

    Party membership is surging ahead reaching record levels! Now is the time to join us and Demand Better.

  • Article: Feb 6, 2020

    Earlier this year, I came out as pansexual, becoming the first openly pan MP. This February is of particular significance for me. It is the first LGBT History Month I have openly celebrated as part of the community.

    I did not come out to be heralded as a trailblazer. But upon coming out, I realised that my public visibility meant a lot to a lot of people. Many people in the LGBT+ community, especially those who fall under the 'B', 'T' or '+', don't feel visible to or accepted by the rest of society. These identities are often treated with suspicion or cynicism because people simply don't know what they are.

  • Article: Feb 5, 2020

    Week in, week out, either at my constituency surgery or in my inbox or just through conversations with friends and acquaintances, I hear yet another tragic story of a child or young person struggling with their mental health, having to battle to get any sort of help.

    Inadequate funding under the Conservatives has left Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) close to breaking point

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    Article: Feb 3, 2020

    We are now looking ahead to next year's county council elections and are keen to get candidates in place so we can start to campaign. We already have one county councillor, that's Julian Brazil for Kingsbridge - we really want more. Devon County Council are responsible for delivering a large range of vital local services, such as roads and transport, education, libraries and social services, making being a county councillor a really important role; they can make a real difference to their communities. County councillors are not paid for their work but they do receive substantial allowances.

  • Article: Feb 3, 2020

    LGBT History Month is a welcome opportunity to celebrate the activism, strength and the spirit of the entire LGBT+ community. This is the time to look back at the key moments in the struggle for equal rights and to reflect on how we can build a more just world for everyone.

    This month we celebrate iconic LGBT+ pioneers and strengthen our efforts to give meaningful attention to LGBT history.