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  • Julian Brazil
    Article: Aug 28, 2020

    I live in the village of East Prawle. My Councillor area covers the Parishes between Kingsbridge and Dartmouth. The duties of a councillor are very varied. They can be rewarding, frustrating, humbling and challenging - usually a mixture of all four. It is very enjoyable. I studied Zoology at Bristol University and am a former science teacher. I now do the accounts for a number of local businesses. My main areas of interest are health, education and the environment (former chair of the Green Lib Dems.) I play cricket for the village, and darts and euchre for the Pigs Nose Inn.

  • Dan Thomas
    Article: Aug 25, 2020

    I was born at Freedom Fields in Plymouth and have lived largely in Yealmpton throughout my life. I spent 10 years working for Plymouth Argyle in Hospitality and Operations Management before becoming the club's General Manager until administration. I then retrained as a primary teacher and have taught in a variety of schools across the district as well as in Plymouth, latterly as a supply teacher, so as to balance work with council duties.

  • Guy Pannell
    Article: Aug 24, 2020

    Cllr Guy Pannell for the South Brent Ward

    I am a retired television journalist and university lecturer. I am an active volunteer with the National Trust and the South Devon Railway. I am Chair of the Brent Island Trust and a member of Brent Singers and the parish church choir. I also enjoy walking and gardening.

  • Denise O'Callaghan
    Article: Aug 17, 2020
    I previously served as a Liberal Democrat district councillor in Kingsbridge from 2007 to 2011 and really enjoyed representing local people and highlighting their concerns. I live in the town and have two daughters, one of whom is still a pupil at Kingsbridge Community College. My background is in journalism, both at a local and a national level.
  • dld
    Article: Aug 17, 2020

    Filling out this survey will help make sure your voice gets heard.

    You can access the survey here.

  • Keith Baldry
    Article: Aug 12, 2020
    I was elected for a fourth term as a District Councillor in 2019 and I sit on the council executive holding the portfolio for the environment. I have previously served as a County Councillor and am a long time members of Yealmpton Parish Council. I worked for the Post Office for over 30 years and was Head Post Master for Devon and Cornwall. My first degree was an MA from Dublin University and in 1996 I was awarded a M.Phil by Plymouth University. I am also the former Chairman of the Devon Fire Authority.
  • John Birch
    Article: Aug 11, 2020
    I am one of the South Hams District Councillors for Totnes and I chair the South Hams Overview and Scrutiny Panel.
    I live in Totnes with my wife Lynne and have done so since 1999. Before that I lived in Wiltshire and served on the North Wiltshire District Council where I held the position of deputy leader of the Council. I am a consultant solicitor specialising in construction law and am employed by a large regional firm of solicitors based in Exeter.
  • leader
    Article: Aug 3, 2020

    Voting is now open in the Liberal Democrat leadership election - read the candidate's election addresses here.

  • 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.