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  • 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.
  • 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.