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  • Article: Aug 15, 2022

    Campaigners have struck back at MP Sir Geoffrey Cox's unwarranted criticism of Torridge District Council in relation to a controversial housing development in Winkleigh. The former Attorney General blamed the Council for failing to have a 5-year supply of land for housing. In November 2019, Torridge published a joint report with North Devon at which identified land supply for 6.4 years.[1] However, since March 2020, when a decision went through on appeal in relation to a development of 181 homes in Torrington, the Council has been forced to look more favourably on proposals outside the area designated by the Local Plan. Ken James, leader of Torridge District Council has explained that, although Torridge has sufficient land allocated for housing, if for whatever reason the number of houses delivered is below target, developers are able to challenge the Local Plan and bring forward sites that do not fully conform with it.[2] In the case of the Winkleigh development, this is what happened.

  • Stop the hike
    Article: Aug 15, 2022
    This is an emergency. The Government must step in now to save people from the £1,600 hike by cancelling the planned rise in energy bills this October.
  • Fix the leaks
    Article: Aug 15, 2022

    It is outrageous that whilst millions of people suffer and crops are lost, water company execs reward themselves with these bonuses despite not even bothering to fix leaks.

  • Article: Aug 12, 2022

    Serving on a committee is one of many great ways you can support the Party, and we are always keen to encourage new talent. The Party website has lots of information in the internal-elections hub.

    We have upcoming Federal elections for:

  • Article: Aug 12, 2022

    With our Brighton conference approaching (agenda and registration here), I've recently written the latest report back to conference on the Board's work. Here is a slightly expanded and updated version of that report.

    The next general election

    With a new Conservative Party leader nearly upon us, the range of plausible dates for the general election is wide open. As it now may well be much sooner than seemed likely at the time of our last conference, the Federal Board has been reviewing our general election plans.

  • Ukraine War Photos Exhibition
    Article: Aug 12, 2022
  • Ed Davey
    Article: Aug 11, 2022
    "As millions suffer, Ministers have barely lifted a finger to help, and the two candidates for Prime Minister are living in a parallel universe.
    "Our Liberal Democrat plan would see households saved from energy price hikes"
    Read the article by The Expess here
  • Drought
    Article: Aug 11, 2022
    The Government has let water companies off with not even bothering to fix leaks. Now their negligence is set to inflict misery on millions.
    They must get a grip, declare a National Drought Emergency and take action before it's too late.
    Read the article by The Guardian here
  • Ed Davey (BBC)
    Article: Aug 10, 2022
    Energy bills have already gone up by £700 this year. Now, families and pensioners face another increase of £1400 this winter. Too many won't be able to cope.
    This is an emergency. The government must scrap the energy price hike now.
    Read the article by The Mirror here

    Image from the BBC

  • Scrap the price rise
    Article: Aug 9, 2022
    This is an emergency. We need bold and urgent action to help families pay their bills and heat their homes this winter.
    Join the campaign to cancel the planned rise in energy bills this October.
    Click here to add your name!