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Latest News from the Liberal Democrats

  • Article: Apr 15, 2019

    This is Karen Hoyles She's the Lib Dem candidate for Dunkeswell & Otterhead.

    Karen has lived in the hamlet of Beacon, near Luppitt in the beautiful Blackdown Hills for 12 years, During this time I've got to know the area well, and the issues facing local residents. These include housing, environment, rural internet, health and well-being. I hope to be able to help support the local communities in this beautiful and diverse area.
  • Article: Apr 15, 2019

    When my son Gabriel was born, I didn't imagine that he'd have quite such an active political career before his first birthday.

    But now he's experienced one anti-Trump march, two People's Vote marches, one debate in the House of Commons chamber and one very infamous breach of the pairing arrangements in Parliament. He's probably the most politically active baby in the country.

  • Liberal Democrats (Liberal Democrats)
    Article: Apr 15, 2019

    Exeter Liberal Democrats are fielding 13 candidates in 12 wards this year to increase our representation on Exeter City Council.

    Priory ward has two vacancies due the resignation of a Labour Councillor

    After internal discussions, we decided not to stand this year in Newtown and St Leonards. Local resident Jemima Moore is standing as an independent in the ward in response to the closure of the Clifton Hill Leisure Centre and selling off green spaces. Jemima said: "I am incredibly thankful to Kevin Mitchell, Vanessa Newcombe and all Exeter Liberal Democrats (especially Sandy Chenore) who have supported our work in protecting Clifton Hill throughout and have made the honorable decision to back my campaign by not standing a candidate in Newtown and St Leonard's." We recommend Liberal Democrat supporters vote on this occasion for Jemima Moore https://www.facebook.com/JemimaMooreECCIndependent

  • Jules Hoyles
    Article: Apr 15, 2019
    By Anthony Hoyles

    Jules Hoyles is the candidate for Honiton St Pauls.

    Jules has lived in the Honiton area for over 12 years. In that time he has gained a good understanding of the issues that concern the people of Honiton.

    He wants Honiton to be a prosperous and successful town. One that will attract new shops, market traders and businesses. A place where families and individuals can thrive and prosper. A place where our young and elderly are safe and cared for.

  • Brenda Taylor & Steve Gazzard (Eleanor Rylance)
    Article: Apr 15, 2019

    Here are our two newly minted district councillors, veterans Cllr Brenda Taylor and Cllr Steve "Offal" Gazzard, returned unopposed to Exmouth Withycombe Raleigh.

    They don't ever rest on their laurels and they don't intend to start now, but we can't help but wonder why the Conservatives, who usually stand everywhere against us, didn't stand against them this time?

  • Fabian King, Lib Dem candidate for Exe Valley (Fabian King)
    Article: Apr 15, 2019

    Fabian is a seasoned campaigner and passionate about his area, as he's worked for years on delivering adequate broadband to Exe Valley.

    Fabian has lived in Upton Pyne for 18 years, where since he stepped back from SW Regional Development Agency and running his own business, he edits two parish magazines and campaigns tirelessly for better broadband, after realising that children In Exe Valley had to be taken to Crediton to do their homework. He is champion against poverty and for housing development in the right places. Fabian cares deeply for his area and strives constantly for its improvement.

  • Mike Gray, Lib Dem district candidate for Tale Vale (Mike Gray)
    Article: Apr 15, 2019

    This is Mike Gray, who is standing as your district candidate for Tale Vale, now including his village, Talaton.

    Mike is a trained scientist and now works as a manager on the edge of Exeter. Mike has lived in Talaton for 15 years with his wife and two sons. He cares passionately about his local environment, including the state of the roads and planning decisions, and wishes to be elected to EDDC to ensure that the views of residents of Tale Vale are properly represented.

  • Penny Lewis, Lib Dem district candidate for Budleigh & Raleigh (Penny Lewis)
    Article: Apr 15, 2019

    This is Penny Lewis (with Jack!), your latest Budleigh Town Councillor- she was returned unopposed when nominations closed. She is now asking for your vote for Budleigh & Raleigh district ward.

    "I have lived in Budleigh for 27 years with my now retired GP husband Tony, and brought up my children here. I worked as a senior NHS manager before moving on to more strategic roles including a national project.

  • Brian Toye, Lib Dem district candidate (Brian Toye)
    Article: Apr 15, 2019

    Brian has had an established business in the centre of Exmouth since 1977 and optical care is a longstanding family tradition. He has a keen interest in the future of small businesses and local independents.

    He currently serves on Exmouth Town Council and is a member of the planning committee. As well as his interest in care of the elderly, Brian is a great advocate of opportunities for young people to reach their full potential.

  • Eileen Wragg, Lib Dem district candidate for Exmouth Town ()
    Article: Apr 15, 2019

    This is Eileen Wragg, *Honorary Alderman* Eileen Wragg, indefatigable campaigner for Exmouth, who is standing as one your team of 3 candidates for Exmouth Town ward.

    Exmouth-born Eileen has represented Exmouth at all levels of local government over 23 years, being made an Honorary Alderman of Devon in 2017 in recognition of her long service.