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  • Windfall vote
    Article: May 18, 2022
    Last night, MPs had the chance to vote for a windfall tax on oil and gas megaprofits - to help with the cost of living emergency.
    300 Conservative MPs voted to block it. Can you spot your MP below?
    Don't let them get away with it.
    Southwest Devon Parliamentary spokesperson, Christopher Oram says:
    "This is just another example of how the Conservatives are more concerned about the profits of big energy companies than the issues facing their constituents. Anthony Mangnall and Gary Streeter should hang their heads in shame for blocking this vote. Liberal Democrats will continue to support a windfall tax to help bring the cost of living down."
  • Article: May 17, 2022

    Here we find ourselves again. It is now coming up on two years since the Conservatives' first threatened to break international law over the Northern Ireland Protocol. Then, this time last year, we heard the continued threats over Article 16 which threatened to overshadow the G7 summit in Cornwall. And now, we are awaiting a rumoured announcement from the Foreign Secretary regarding legislation which will, reportedly, unilaterally rip up the Protocol.

  • Article: May 16, 2022

    Since Spring Conference, most members will have been focused on the Local Elections which took place in many parts of the country - and rightly so: the hard work has paid off, with some truly fantastic gains made from both the Conservatives and Labour. Particular mention should go to our amazing Chief Steward at Conference, Mike Ross, who is now the Leader of Hull Council! Massive congratulations to Mike and the whole team.

  • Article: May 14, 2022
    By Liberal Democrats

    The Liberal Democrats have selected Cllr Sarah Dyke as their candidate for the Somerton and Frome constituency.

    Sarah lives in the constituency and is from a Somerset farming family which can be traced back over 250 years to the local area. Sarah worked in the agricultural industry and is Portfolio Holder for the Environment on South Somerset District Council where she is spearheading rewilding programmes, investment in electric vehicle charging points and the council's zero-carbon targets.

  • Article: May 13, 2022

    Liberal Democrats won right across the country in May's local elections with successes from the Scottish Highlands to Somerset, from Kingston-Upon-Thames to Kingston-Upon-Hull, from Powys to St Albans.

    Liberal Democrats elected 868 Councillors, a net gain of 224!

    We are winning again because we are listening to people. Because we hear their concerns and their frustration. Because we are standing up for our values, standing up for our communities, and fighting for a fair deal.

  • Article: May 12, 2022

    We're winning

    What an amazing outcome from this May's local elections:

    • Three more Liberal Democrat majority councils, taking us back to where we were before going into Coalition in 2010;
    • A net gain of 224 councillors, making this the fourth set of net gains in a row, something we've not achieved since the Iraq war;
    • 19% vote share (the national equivalent vote share, i.e. what it would have been if there were elections everywhere); and
    • The lovely bonus of seeing our sister party in Northern Ireland, Alliance, gaining seats and votes to move up to such an impressive third place.
  • Article: May 9, 2022

    The Federal Board will be holding another surgery, a chance to come along and ask us your questions, on Monday 16th of May. You can register to join us here!

    Interested in our plans for Tiverton and Honiton? Want to know drove success in the Local Elections? Have an idea for how we can improve? This is an opportunity to talk to us.

  • Article: May 8, 2022

    Cllr Kevin Mitchell has held his Duryard & St James seat with an increased majority

    In St Thomas, Adrian Fullam has closed the gap on Labour from 743 to just 44

    Thank you to everyone who has helped make this happen 🔶

    The Progressive Group is now the official opposition on the City Council (26 Lab - 8 PG - 5 Cons)

    We will continue to provide strong opposition to the Labour-dominated council and hold it to account of the people it seeks to represent.

  • Article: May 3, 2022
  • Article: May 3, 2022

    After the revelation that the Premier of the Virgin Islands has been arrested in the US for drug smuggling and money laundering, local Lib Dems have reiterated their call for Sir Geoffrey Cox to resign as MP. In November last year, when it was revealed that the Torridge and West Devon MP had taken on a £400,000 a year job to provide legal services to the Virgin Islands Government, Lib Dem Chair Stephen Middleton wrote an open letter to Sir Geoffrey calling on him to resign on the grounds that he was prioritising his own professional and financial interests over serving his constituents.