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  • Net zero
    Article: Oct 22, 2021
    • Rapid progress to net zero just isn't possible while the Government keeps ignoring the elephant in the room, the funding of fossil fuel industries through the City of London.
    • The UK produces just 2% of global emissions, so to really impact the global fight against climate change we need to address the central role of our financial sector.
    • The Liberal Democrats are calling for new oil, gas and coal companies to be banned from the London Stock Exchange, and for urgent action to stop the UK hosting the world's fossil fuel investments
  • Article: Oct 21, 2021
    By David Wullf

    The Liberal Democrats welcome Cllr Siobhan Knight to their growing team on Tiverton Town Council

    Siobhan is a young and highly motivated Councillor for Lowman Ward, Tiverton, with a passion and experience of delivering for young people.

    Siobhan explains, "From speaking with young people in Tiverton, many feel they have been forgotten. They hear people complaining that they cause issues for the town, but feel that is unfair and if we engaged with them then people would see they love the town as much as anyone. We need to be doing things together as a community."

  • South Hams (Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0))
    Article: Oct 19, 2021

    At a SHDC Executive meeting held last week the administration voted to continue the suspension of the brown bin collection until Spring 2022.

    John Birch, a Totnes district councillor, says

    " Many residents are more than disappointed with this continued suspension. In my view this is not only disappointing but also unacceptable. FCC, the council's waste collection contractor, has a contractual obligation to collect garden waste and yet is unable to do so. As FCC is unable to fulfil its obligation then, in my opinion, SHDC should seek to make alternative arrangements and deduct any additional costs from FCC's account.

  • Ed Davey
    Article: Sep 21, 2021

    Today Liberal Democrat Leader Ed Davey has announced a new flagship Education policy on the third day of the party's conference - Catch-Up Vouchers.

    The Liberal Democrats are calling for a £15 billion package of education catch-up funding, as recommended by the Government's former Education Recovery Commissioner, Sir Kevan Collins.

  • Vaccine passport
    Article: Sep 14, 2021

    This is a victory for the Liberal Democrats and all those campaigners who stood up for our civil liberties against these deeply illiberal and unworkable plans. The Conservatives have needlessly sown confusion among businesses for months by threatening to introduce Covid passports, and will not be forgiven for it. After this inevitable U-turn, the Conservatives must now see sense and scrap the unnecessary and draconian Coronavirus Act as well.

  • 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.