We store cookies on your device to make sure we give you the best experience on this website. I'm fine with this - Turn cookies off
Switch to an accessible version of this website which is easier to read. (requires cookies)
  • Money (Michael Longmire)
    Article: Sep 10, 2021

    As many as 20% of hard-pressed families across Totnes Constituency face being left worse off when the government end the uplift to Universal Credit next month.

    New data from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation exposes the true nature of how badly some areas will be hit by the £20 Universal Credit cut, which is opposed by South Hams Liberal Democrats.

  • Raab (Chris McAndrew / UK Parliament)
    Article: Sep 7, 2021

    Dominic Raab is one of the worst Foreign Secretaries in British history and has presided over the worst foreign policy disaster since the Suez Crisis. He decided to spend more time on the beach instead of picking up the phone to help vulnerable Afghans. His continued dithering and delays has put lives at risk. Therefore it's only right that his pay be docked for failing to do his job properly. By repurposing his Ministerial salary, we can fund 10 Afghan refugees to resettle and build a new life here in the UK. This is a much better use of taxpayers' money.

  • British army
    Article: Sep 7, 2021

    Due to Government inaction, we could be in for a Christmas of chaos: empty shop shelves, no toys for our children and even a delay to life-saving flu vaccinations. We're now at the point where we must mobilise the army to get food to supermarkets, showing the depth of Government failure. This is all down to Priti Patel's disastrous new immigration rules that are harming Britain. She must listen to businesses, rather than hinder them, and enable them to hire the lorry drivers and other workers we so desperately need.

  • Recylcling
    Article: Aug 19, 2021
    The waste collection service throughout South Hams shows no signs of improvement and the number of missed collections throughout the district is still at an unacceptable level.
    FCC, the Council's waste collection contractor, still fails to fulfil its contractual obligations in providing a service that the residents of South Hams deserve and expect.
  • Afghan women
    Article: Aug 19, 2021

    The Liberal Democrats are calling on the Government to commit to resettling at least 20,000 Afghan refugees as well as creating an emergency Women and Girls Resettlement Scheme.

    Commenting, Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Layla Moran MP said:

    "It's now or never to save innocent people from the terror of the Taliban. The Government must step up urgently and offer a new home to Afghan refugees who've been forced to flee theirs.

  • PCR test
    Article: Aug 17, 2021

    Lib Dem research reveals holidaymakers are paying millions for PCR tests that aren't being checked for new variants. Travellers are paying through the nose for a system that isn't doing its job - while the Government drags its feet over lower prices for tests. They must immediately cap the cost of PCR tests for travel and ensure that as many as possible are sequenced for new variants.

  • Afghanistan
    Article: Aug 17, 2021

    Our thoughts are with those in Afghanistan after this weekend's events. Women and girls will be terrified that their liberties and rights are about to be permanently extinguished. We must not conclude that this rapid collapse was inevitable. It was not. We must never forget that the scenes playing out before our eyes are a direct result of the decisions taken by President Biden, the UK Government and other coalition forces. The Prime Minister should call in all political parties and ensure that we respond with unity and purpose.

  • Money
    Article: Aug 13, 2021

    Despite the UK's GDP increasing by 4.8%, we shouldn't be lulled into thinking that all our problems are solved. We still face potentially massive obstacles if the Government goes ahead with ending the furlough scheme and the Universal credit uplift at the end of next month. Hard pressed families and struggling businesses need more reassurance than improving GDP figures - they need support extended into next year.