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  • Victor Abbott
    Article: May 4, 2021

    Vote for Victor Abbott on Thursday. Get the very best for Ivybridge.

  • Julian
    Article: May 4, 2021

    Vote for Julian Brazil on Thursday. Vote for the best for Kingsbridge.

  • Dan Thomas
    Article: May 4, 2021

    Vote for Dan Thomas on Thursday. It's time for positive change in Brent and Yealmpton.

  • Christopher Oram
    Article: May 4, 2021

    Exactly the kind of representative Bickleigh & Wembury needs at County Hall.

    Follow him on facebook: chrisoram4libdems
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  • Brian Blake
    Article: May 4, 2021

    Vote for Brian Blake.

    As a former police officer in the Devon and Cornwall Police, Brian is ideally suited to be the region's next PCC. During a career of more than 30 years, he worked in nine stations across the two counties, starting in uniform before moving on to CID, Special Branch and the Regional and National Crime Squads.

    Brian retired with the rank of Detective Chief Inspector and then worked with the MoD and NATO, mainly in Europe, in security related roles. His expertise was such that he was invited to address the Chief Constables Conference on international crime issues. He spoke on the same subject at Interpol conferences in Lyon and Madrid. He brings this experience of national and international policing to his candidacy for Devon and Cornwall's next PCC.

    The PCC is required to work with the Chief Constable to produce an annual Police and Crime Plan. If elected, his Plan will be underpinned by Sir Robert Peel's definition of policing: "the prevention and detection of crime." The issues may have evolved but policing still has the same fundamental objectives.

    Brian has seen at first hand the damage that crime does to individuals, families and communities, and will argue strongly in favour of:

    • visible police patrols
    • improved detection rates
    • fighting hate crime
    • rigorous pursuit of drug dealers, and re-hab programmes for addicts
    • fairer funding for the police

    He will also work closely with victim support services and charities, including rape crisis centres, domestic violence support organisations, and military veterans organisations.

    As your successful candidate, he will have to swear an oath of impartiality. As a former copper, he takes such oaths very seriously.

  • South Hams
    Article: May 4, 2021

    With just two more days to go until the County Council elections, remember that your voice counts.

    Vote for positive change on Thursday.


  • Cattle on Dartmoor
    Article: Apr 23, 2021

    Plans for a National Landscape Service to replace Dartmoor National Park are about as welcome as the ill-fated European Super League proposal, says a Devon council leader Alan Connett.

    The Government is expected to make an announcement shortly on the future of the nation's National Parks like Dartmoor and Exmoor, as well as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

  • Polling station
    Article: Apr 23, 2021

    Parties in Exeter to stand down from Polling Stations on the 6th May.

    Following an initiative from Exeter Liberal Democrats, the Conservative, Labour and Green parties have agreed to not have 'tellers' at Polling Stations this year.

    Tellers are the party volunteers who ask voters for their polling numbers outside polling stations.

  • Berry Pomeroy
    Article: Apr 13, 2021

    Nearly two years after South Hams District Council (SHDC) declared a Climate Change & Biodiversity (CC&B) Emergency almost nothing has been done to address it and a recent meeting with the council leader and officers was little more than a sham.

    "The word 'emergency' is important here. Most people now agree that we face an existential emergency unless we take action at every level - local, regional, national and international. We all have to play our part, and the South Hams is no exception.

  • Manifesto slide1
    Article: Apr 9, 2021

    Devon Liberal Democrats have launched their Devon County Council election manifesto 'Six-to-Fix' setting out their priorities for Devon over the next four years.

    The manifesto identifies six key areas to get Devon back on its feet following the Covid-19 pandemic and years of Tory mismanagement of Devon County Council.