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National politics are in meltdown - Boris Johnson's rushed Brexit deal is floundering... An early election is in the wind.

The Labour party is split and increasingly hard left, and the Tories are driving further hard right and it is all heading for a chaotic mess.

Proven winner Teignbridge District Councillor Martin Wrigley has been selected as the Liberal Democrat candidate for the Newton Abbot constituency at the next General Election.

Martin Wrigley

A trained engineer with a background in the hi-tech industry, Martin has served in local government for over 5 years - including a recent term as the Mayor of Dawlish.

Long an active member of the community, as a town and district councillor Martin has proved himself an outspoken champion of local and environmental causes and a worthy advocate in the fight for social justice.

Martin now wants to take this fight to Westminster: "I feel honoured to have been chosen as the local parliamentary candidate for the Teignbridge Newton Abbot constituency and look forward immensely to the challenges that lie ahead. I care deeply about the area in which I live and want to do more to help our town, village and coastal communities.

"Making headlines for all the wrong reasons, our Tory MP has long been considered out of step. With an election coming soon, many are telling me she is also out of time. Before then, I will continue to knock on doors across the constituency to learn more about what you want from your representative at Westminster - and how I can serve you and our communities better in the future."

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  • Martin Wrigley with Citizens Advice staff Lynne Baker, Martin Wrigley, Vincent Wilson, Iain Hutchison
    Article: Oct 21, 2019

    Last week I spent a day seeing what goes on inside the local Citizens Advice office. Sitting with Lynn and Vincent I saw a sample of the problems that our residents face on a daily basis, and I was very thankful that Citizens Advice with its team of highly trained volunteers boosting their minimal staff were there to help.

  • Article: Oct 21, 2019

    Download the manifestos

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    Voting for the federal board election will open at 9 a.m. on 29th October 2019. You can find out more about all the internal elections here: www.libdems.org.uk/internal-elections

    A note on the manifestos: The order in which candidates' manifestos appear was generated at random using the =RAND() Excel function. The document contains all the manifestos that were correctly supplied by the deadline for candidates supplied by the Returning Officer.

  • Article: Oct 20, 2019
    By Greg Foster

    We've updated our membership card designs!

    Featuring 16 all-new designs, we think they look pretty slick.

    And they're not just for new members, either. Whether you've lost your card or just want a new one it's really easy to get your hands on one - just fill out the form below:

    I want a new card!

    Not sure which design you want? Want to know more about a particular one? Here's a quick run down of each card (and if you want to order one, just click the image to go straight to the order form!):

  • Article: Oct 20, 2019
    By Mark Pack

    Liberal Democrats love delivering leaflets. (And it's a good thing we do, as the evidence shows that they work.) If you've shared that love, chances are you've delivered ones that use one of our favourite strap lines: 'A record of action… a promise of more'.

    That's what I'm offering in this election for Party President: a record of listening, a record of taking action, and a plan to work with you to achieve even more in the future.

  • Article: Oct 19, 2019

    After today's votes, the fight to stop Brexit continues.

    Hundreds of thousands of people are marching outside Parliament, where I've just finished voting, to demand a final say.

    After today's votes, Boris Johnson must obey the law and send a letter asking for Article 50 to be extended.

    We will use that extra time to secure a People's Vote, to keep Britain in the European Union and to reject this awful deal.

  • Article: Oct 19, 2019
    By Christine Jardine

    There was a question at an early hustings which reminded me of exactly why I am a Liberal Democrat and why I am standing to be your Party President.

    The question itself was about books and what we had been reading recently which, for me, was a special edition of Life Magazine dedicated to Robert Kennedy on the 50th anniversary of his assassination.

  • Article: Oct 18, 2019

    Download the manifestos

    It appears your Web browser is not configured to display PDF files. Please click here.

    Voting for the federal board election will open at 9 a.m. on 29th October 2019. You can find out more about all the internal elections here: www.libdems.org.uk/internal-elections

    A note on the manifestos: The order in which candidates' manifestos appear was generated at random using the =RAND() Excel function. The document contains all the manifestos that were correctly supplied by the deadline for candidates supplied by the Returning Officer.

  • Article: Oct 17, 2019

    History is inescapable. It helps define our identity, our culture and our sense of belonging. By connecting to the past, we gain a better understanding of ourselves and our place in the world. Yet, some parts of history are ignored, suppressed or erased altogether. None more so than black history.

    Although black people have been living in Britain as far back as the Roman Empire, their place in our national history has been exiled to the farthest margins.

  • Article: Oct 17, 2019

    It seems Boris Johnson has managed to cobble together yet another disastrous Brexit deal.

    It remains to be seen if he can get the deal passed by the House of Commons, but we already know two things for certain:

    We will use every option available to give you the right to stop Brexit

    1. Whatever deal Johnson proposes, it's not as good as the one we have now as a member of the EU.
    2. We will not stop fighting to stop Brexit.
  • Article: Oct 17, 2019
    By Liberal Democrats

    Download the manifestos

    It appears your Web browser is not configured to display PDF files. Please click here.

    Voting for the federal board election will open at 9 a.m. on 29th October 2019. You can find out more about all the internal elections here: www.libdems.org.uk/internal-elections

    A note on the manifestos: The order in which candidates' manifestos appear was generated at random using the =RAND() Excel function. The document contains all the manifestos that were correctly supplied by the deadline for candidates supplied by the Returning Officer.

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