Central Devon Liberal Democrats

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  • Tom Brake, MP for Carshalton and Wallington.
    Article: Jul 16, 2018
    By Tom Brake

    In the next few days, MPs will vote on the Customs (Taxation) and Trade Bills. These bills will be both pivotal to our future relationship with the EU and a battleground for parliamentary democracy itself.

    The Chequers deal is a total fudge. The plan requires the UK to be the EU's policeman and follow its rules on goods and state aid. Meanwhile, the services sector would be left to flounder. We have absolutely no guarantee that the EU would accept such a deal.

  • Sal Brinton speaking at Lib Dem conference.
    Article: Jul 14, 2018

    On 23 June thousands of members and supporters of the Lib Dems joined over one hundred thousand marchers in the People's Vote demonstration to Parliament Square. Your Federal Board curtailed our meeting at HQ to come and join you, and it was a wonderful event! Vince spoke from the platform with strength and conviction, aided with the knowledge that our party is united in wanting both a People's Vote and an Exit from Brexit.

  • Article: Jul 13, 2018

    Donald Trump has claimed that the Conservatives' Brexit plan has killed off any chance of a UK-US trade deal.

    Donald Trump is an enemy of Britain. His vile views and wild outbursts make the whole world a more dangerous place.

    Like his terrible twin Boris Johnson he is consumed by self-obsession and self-promotion. And Trump has the cheek to nominate Johnson as our Prime Minister - in return I recommend ABD (anyone but Donald) for President of our American friends and allies.

  • Palace of Westminster.
    Article: Jul 12, 2018

    Today our MPs had an opposition debate in the House of Commons.

    We asked members and supporters of the Liberal Democrats to vote to decide what our opposition debate would be about: a final say on the Brexit deal, how we will fund the NHS into the future, and Trump's visit to the UK.

    The results of the vote were:

  • Theresa May.
    Article: Jul 10, 2018
    By Liberal Democrats

    Theresa May tried to portray strength as her Cabinet decamped to Chequers to review her Brexit plans. Rebels ministers were warned they would lose their official cars if they resigned, with taxis on standby to shuttle the disloyal back to London.

    This was May's moment to bring her Cabinet in line.

    For a moment, it appeared that May had managed to quietly stifle dissent. Then the dam broke.

  • The union flag flying next to the EU flag.
    Article: Jul 9, 2018

    Bluntly, David Davis' resignation today makes it clear: this government is up shit creek without a paddle.

    It is obvious to all - Brexiters and Remainers alike - that Theresa May cannot deliver on Brexit.

    This is most important issue in a generation and the government has failed.

    "This Government is up s**t creek without a paddle"

  • Article: Jun 14, 2017

    "They said it had to be done to balance the books. You might remember that local schools had their budgets cut by £33 per child by the Conservatives at Devon County Council" reports Devon Lib Dem County Councillor Alan Connett.

    "Well, today at County Hall those same Tory councillors will be voting to put £20 MILLION, yes £20 million, of savings into the council's reserves at the bank and so the savings increase from £51 million to £71 million!"

  • Alex White & Nick Way in Bow
    Article: Apr 27, 2017

    Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate Alex White is already out working with Lib Dem Councillors and supporters collecting signatures for a petition opposing cuts in funding to Devon schools. "Devon schools have always suffered from a funding shortfall" said Alex whilst campaigning in Bow with County Councillor Nick Way "But the new Tory formula is just making things worse and some schools might e ven have to reduce numbers of teaching staff. A serious re-think of the funding formula is needed to prevent this happening."

  • Article: Apr 25, 2017

    You may have seen in the news that a huge £24,000 pay rise (that's 26%) was handed to the boss of the Devon and Somerset Local Enterprise Partnership. His pay is now £115,000 a year!

    Devon County Council sits on the board of the Partnership, which is meant to encourage jobs and industry into the area. We are astonished that such a massive pay hike could be approved especially when so many local people have had very modest increases or none at all.

  • Alex with his dog
    Article: Apr 25, 2017

    Local Lib Dems are delighted that Alex White will be contesting the Central Devon constituency in the 'snap' General Election on June 8th.

    Alex is already out and about meeting voters and working with the County Election Candidates in Central Devon and is looking forward to making it a close result this time round.