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The general election has been voted on in Parliament, and the date is December 12th.

Proven winner, Teignbridge District Councillor Martin Wrigley is the Liberal Democrat candidate for the Newton Abbot constituency and is ready for the race. The Lib Dem campaign has swung into action and the campaigners are eagerly anticipating a great result on polling day.

Local election results, European election results, national polling and a strongly positive reaction on the doorstep all point to it being a two horse race in Newton Abbot. It is a direct choice between the Tory and Martin Wrigley for Newton Abbot.

Martin Wrigley

Martin trained as an engineer and has a background in the hi-tech industry. He 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 on December 12th, many are telling me she is also out of time. 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."

Meet the candidate at the RedHouse, The Strand Starcross - 1st November

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