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Torridge and West Devon Liberal Democrats
  • 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 · louisa.ndlibdems@gmail.com · 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.

  • 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 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.