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  • Victor Abbott
    Article: Jul 24, 2020

    I am the South Hams District Councillor for Ivybridge East (and also the Vice Chair of the South Hams Liberal Democrats). I was first elected to the District Council in 2019 and am interested in seeing local government funding restored, housing issues and infrastructure, and the implementation of a more representative electoral system.

  • DC Councillors 2019
    Article: Jul 20, 2020
    Last fortnight at South Hams
    In the South Hams, the main reaction to Covid-19 has been the public pulling together, and the self-help groups set up in the Parishes and Towns. There is clear gratitude from all Councillors for the support given to others.
    In the Council, staff were re-deployed to give local support, to act as a point of contact, and to channel taxes back from central government into the South Hams. Now, over the last 2 weeks, the District Council held 5 workshops, with ideas to help the South Hams, "Build Back Better", and especially for using the Green Economy. These are also steps towards a revised budget.
  • Electoral Ballot Services envelope / Electoral Reform Services / Postal Ballot Envelope / Election
    Article: Jul 20, 2020
    The independent Committee on Standards in Public Life is an independent advisory body to the Prime Minister on ethics in public life. The group has launched a public consultation following growing concern over the 'wild west' in electoral laws in today's digital age.
    The Committee is inviting views on the way donations and campaign expenditure by candidates, political parties and non-party campaigners in election and referendum campaigns are regulated and enforced by the Electoral Commission, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and the Police. The consultation closes on Friday the of 31st July.
  • Layla
    Article: Jul 17, 2020

    Watch the Job Interview Hustings with leadership candidates Ed Davey and Layla Moran via the following links:

    Layla Moran

    Ed Davey

  • cow
    Article: Jul 13, 2020
    This consultation is in response to concerns raised that primary producers, including dairy farmers, tend to occupy positions of relative market weakness in the food supply chain.
    Find out more about this and how to contribute via the following link:
  • awards
    Article: Jul 13, 2020
    Party Awards recognise publicly those who have given the party outstanding service and commitment in the past year. They are presented at Autumn Conference (national conditions allowing) and each winner receives a trophy to keep and a special mention.
    Find out more about this and how to nominate someone here.
  • Leadership Contenders Layla Moran MP & Ed Davey MP
    Article: Jul 13, 2020

    On Thursday 16th July, the two candidates for leader of the Liberal Democrats, Ed Davey and Layla Moran will be answering questions from a panel of experts in a new hustings format. Find out more about the panel who will be interviewing them here.

  • Devon for Europe logo
    Article: Jun 26, 2020

    Devon for Europe is urging MPs to request an extension to the Brexit Transition Period.

    They have written a helpful piece which contains links to petitions and a lot of information about this topic.

    You can view the piece here.

    It also contains a draft letter to send to your MP.

    You can contact your MP here.