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Torridge and West Devon Liberal Democrats
  • Article: Jun 27, 2022

    The Liberal Democrats have made political history by winning in Tiverton and Honiton.

    Richard Foord overturned a Conservative majority of 24,239, the biggest ever!

    Richard polled 22,537 votes, winning a majority of 6,144 with a swing of 29.9%.

  • Article: Jun 24, 2022
    By Liberal Democrats

    Richard Foord will be our Liberal Democrat candidate for the upcoming Tiverton & Honiton by-election.

    I was proud to serve my country in the Armed Forces for ten years and now want to serve my community in Westminster.

    Richard Foord

    Richard lives in Uffculme with his wife and family. He grew up in the West Country and served for ten years in the army after graduating from Sandhurst, reaching the rank of Major and receiving three campaign medals for service in Iraq and the Balkans.

  • Article: Jun 17, 2022

    We saw last year what a huge boost it gave to the party getting two new excellent MPs elected in Parliamentary by-elections. It's good for their constituents and also good for the party's prospects across the whole country.

    We've also seen this month how Conservative MPs have failed to do what our country needs - to remove Boris Johnson from 10 Downing Street.

  • Article: Jun 8, 2022

    It's Carers Week - a chance to recognise, celebrate and, most of all, listen to the stories of unpaid carers.

    People looking after their loved ones are doing a remarkable job in difficult circumstances. As a carer for most of my life - first for my mum, then for my gran, and now for my disabled son, John - this is something I know all too well.

  • Article: Jun 1, 2022

    We all have our own special memories of the Queen's Jubilees. For me, they have spanned my entire life. So it is with great pleasure that I will join the entire nation in celebrating seventy years of Her Majesty's reign - on this Platinum Jubilee bank holiday weekend.

    In her coronation speech, the Queen said: "Throughout all my life, and with all my heart, I shall strive to be worthy of your trust." I think the whole country will agree that our Queen has more than fulfilled her promises made to our nation.

  • Article: May 20, 2022
    By Liberal Democrats

    Richard Foord will be our Liberal Democrat candidate for the upcoming Tiverton & Honiton by-election.

    I was proud to serve my country in the Armed Forces for ten years and now want to serve my community in Westminster.

    Richard Foord

    Richard lives in Uffculme with his wife and family. He grew up in the West Country and served for ten years in the army after graduating from Sandhurst, reaching the rank of Major and receiving three campaign medals for service in Iraq and the Balkans.

  • Article: May 19, 2022
    ACE Rail event graphic

    The North Devon Lib Dems are hosting a FREE event at the North Devon Yacht Club, Instow on Saturday 9th July 2022 from 7pm to showcase the proposal to re-commission the Bideford to Barnstaple Railway.

    The first presentation will be given by Kev Ball, Member of the OkeRail Executive Board, highlighting the positive impact of the restored Dartmoor Line to Okehampton or Exeter.Tim Steer, Director and Station Manager of the Bideford Railway Heritage Centre, will be delivering the second presentation. ACE Rail (Atlantic Coast Express) are driving forward the restoration of the Bideford to Barnstaple Railway. Taking advantage of the Government's 'Restoring Your Railway Fund', the project bid aims to support left-behind communities by providing sustainable travel options to regenerate local economies, giving access to jobs and education, supporting new housing developments and boosting tourism.The presentations will start at 7:30pm.A buffet will be available as well as the bar. We also plan to hold a raffle with some great prizes.The venue has plenty of parking and disabled access.

    Please RSVP below so that we can know numbers in advance, for catering purposes.Donations towards funding an initial business case from an independent railway specialist advisor, Jonathan Roberts Consulting, will be gratefully received on the night.We do hope you are able to attend and look forward to seeing you!

    WHEN

    July 09, 2022 at 7:00pm - 10pm
    WHERE
    North Devon Yacht Club
    Marine Parade
    Instow
    Bideford, Devon EX39 4HW
    United Kingdom
    Google map and directions

    CONTACT

    Louisa York 路 louisa.ndlibdems@gmail.com 路 07807 059186

  • 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.