Central Devon Liberal Democrats

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  • Tim Dumper, Lib Dem district candidate fro Exmouth Town (Eleanor Rylance)
    Article: Apr 15, 2019

    Tim grew up in Exmouth, before moving away, working in transport and local government.

    Returning in 2004, he lives in the Colony and has served as a Governor of Exeter Road School.

    Currently a town and district councillor, Tim works to improve transport and employment, and for urgent action on climate change. He is married to Glynis, with a grown-up family, and two grandchildren. He would be honoured to continue his work for Town Ward.

  • Alexandra Sadiq, Lib Dem candidate for Exmouth Town ()
    Article: Apr 15, 2019

    With a family-run business in the town, and a son at the community college, Alex wants to represent the views of a wide range of local residents in what matters to them about the town.

    Since being elected to the town council last year, Alex has been particularly active with plastics reduction, the seafront and flood protection, as well as casework, and would relish the opportunity to represent Town Ward at district level as well.

  • David Poor, Lib Dem district candidate for Exmouth Littleham (David Poor)
    Article: Apr 15, 2019

    Married with two sons, David lives in Exmouth. After retiring, he volunteered for the Citizens Advice Bureau and is a trustee of a London-based charity helping staff in need.

    Previously a Councillor for 12 years elsewhere in the United Kingdom, he has been a council cabinet member for housing and a local Liberal Democrat housing spokesman.

  • Ono Olmedo, Lib Dem district candidate for Exmouth Littleham. (Ono Olmedo)
    Article: Apr 15, 2019

    Ono lives in Littleham with his family. He is an assistant professor at the University of Bristol. He is passionate about education and horrified by the reduced proportion of government funding and continuing discrimination against Devon which is impacting on the provision of teachers and resources for our local schools.

  • Brian Bailey, Lib Dem district candidate for Exmouth Littleham (Brian Bailey)
    Article: Apr 15, 2019

    Brian Bailey is married with 12 grandchildren and lives in Exmouth.

    He says "I am retired from being a Taxi Operator for 20 years in Exmouth.

    "I was town councillor for Budleigh for 17 years and Mayor in 2003. I was elected in Town and District council in 2015, at present I am lead councillor for East Devon Community Safety partnership, working with local residents, police, fire services and social workers, to ensure the well being of all Residents in Exmouth and East Devon."

  • Andrew Colman, Lib Dem Candidate for Exmouth Brixington (Eleanor Rylance)
    Article: Apr 15, 2019

    Andrew has lived in Brixington with his wife for 16 years and works as a scientist in Exeter.

    He believes in local decision-making wherever possible, with a strong voice for towns like Exmouth.

    He feels the district council too often puts the interests of big money before the interests of local residents, in the handling of the seafront development for example. He considers that it would be a privilege to represent Brixington.

  • Article: Apr 15, 2019
    Lewis has lived on the outskirts of Sidford for 6 years and prior to that he lived in Beer, so he knows the area well.
    He is a retired wine trade professional, having worked for both small and large companies in his time. This has given him valuable experience in setting and adhering to budgets and targets which he feels would be useful should he be elected, as he feels that East Devon District Council is too remote and secretive and needs greater accountability and openness.
  • Andrew Toye, Lib Dem candidate for Exmouth Halsdon ()
    Article: Apr 15, 2019

    This is Andrew Toye, who is standing as one of your two Lib Dem candidates for Exmouth Halsdon.

    "I have lived in Exmouth for over 40 years and have previously served on Exmouth Town and East Devon District councils.

    "I am currently a trustee of Citizens Advice East Devon. We need to provide genuinely affordable housing, but located in ways that complement the character of the area. The sea front needs to include a variety of affordable attractions, and safe places to paddle and swim, and not be dominated by particular water sports."

  • Eleanor Rylance, Lib Dem district candidate for Broadclyst ()
    Article: Apr 15, 2019


    This is Eleanor Rylance, one of your 3 district council candidates for Broadclyst ward.

    Eleanor has been one of your two district councillors since 2017 when she beat a conservative in a by-election 2017. The last 2 years have been very busy, and as Broadclyst ward still includes Cranbrook and continues to expand, her focus has been on protecting green spaces and wedges between communities, the integrity of existing communities.

  • Aurora Bailey, LibDem district candidate for Exmouth Brixington (Eleanor Rylance)
    Article: Apr 15, 2019

    This is Aurora Bailey, your Lib Dem candidate for Exmouth Brixington. Aurora is an experienced campaigner, having once stood for the Conservatives before realising they were really not the party for her.

    Aurora lives in Exmouth and is very focused on protecting this special town, with its natural environment and close community.