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Torridge and West Devon Liberal Democrats

David Chalmers, Our Parliamentary Spokesperson

Experience, passion and determination

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I am honoured and delighted that the Liberal Democrat members of Torridge and West Devon have selected me as their Prospective Parliamentary Candidate to go up against Geoffrey Cox.

Millions are switching to the Liberal Democrats to stop Boris Johnson destroying our public services. They have been joined by Labour and Conservative MPs because of the broken politics the two old parties represent. Latest polls show Lib Dems support has soared since the 2017 General Election and continues to grow following our gains of 700+ Council seats in the local elections and our stunning European Election result, where we beat both Labour and the Conservatives. Our Party is growing faster than any time in its history. Membership has grown to 134,000

People want to see real change in our politics and recognise that the Liberal Democrats, with Jo Swinson as Leader, can deliver that change. Whilst our country has ground to a halt, with society divided like never before, people just want Brexit to end. The best way to do that is to Stop Brexit. As members of the EU, we already have the best deal right now.

But this is bigger than Brexit. We need to be tough on the causes of Brexit. Too many communities feel left behind, with no voice in how our country is governed. We want to build a fair society and an economy that works for everyone in all parts of the country, build more homes that our young people can afford, improve education for our children, properly fund health & care services and bring in emergency measures to address the climate crisis." The choice is simple - real change with Jo Swinson in Downing Street as Prime Minister, or more division, extremism and broken politics with Corbyn and Johnson. It is your vote that will help heal our country. Make sure it counts.

This election will be the most important in a generation. Johnson's Deal will lead to the break up of the United Kingdom. I will fight for fairer funding for schools and colleges in our area and more money for the NHS and social care. I will seek greater investment in our transport infrastructure and more affordable homes for our young people. I will ensure we tackle the climate emergency and will work tirelessly to give our local businesses and farmers the support and opportunities they need to take advantage of a forward looking and progressive Britain.

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David Chalmers is not your usual career politician

● Winner of Queen's Award for Enterprise in 2002

● Successfully managed commercial operations of

Economist Group in Asia Pacific for 10 years

● Co-founded Kaleidoscope Trust

● Lives in Appledore

● Chairs Finance Committee on Northam Town


● Governor of Petroc College

● Chair of Local Diversity Charity - Sunrise