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Just two weeks to go, and postal voters should have received their ballot forms.

The campaign in Newton Abbot is going strongly, and it is clearly a race between Martin Wrigley and the Tory.

Proven winner, Teignbridge District Councillor Martin Wrigley is the Liberal Democrat candidate for the Newton Abbot constituency and is campaigning hard.

Martin said "The reaction from residents on the doorstep has been great. Many people tell me that they are fed up of the mess that national politics is in, and that they are ready for a change.

"I have a good record of standing up for the community and would carry that forward as MP to be a strong voice for the area, and to demand a fair deal for Devon."

Martin Wrigley has been endorsed by both the People's Vote campaign and Devon for Europe.

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."

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News...

  • Article: Dec 14, 2019

    I am honoured and delighted to have been elected as President of the Liberal Democrats.

    The news is overshadowed by the results of the general election where, in amongst the individual brilliant results, there were so many disappointments and tragedies. After such a promising start as our party leader only a few months ago, Jo's own defeat is particularly saddening.

  • Article: Dec 14, 2019
    By Mike Dixon

    The new President of the Liberal Democrats is….

    Mark Pack

    Many congratulations to him on his election and commiserations to Christine Jardine. Both were superb candidates and fought an election in the best traditions of Liberal Democrat internal elections.

    I'd also like to give my thanks also to the staff and volunteers who have been counting in Liberal Democrat HQ since early this morning and who have run this set of elections whilst also preparing for and playing their party in the General Election campaign.

  • Article: Dec 13, 2019

    This winter election has been dark in more ways than one.

    This winter election has been dark in more ways than one.

    Leaders evading scrutiny, whether it was Corbyn ducking phone-ins or Johnson hiding in a fridge.

    Voters feeling forced to choose the least worst option, squeezing out positivity.

    Even before it started, we saw an exodus of MPs, especially women, ground down by abuse, intimidation and threats.

  • Article: Dec 13, 2019

    I'm tired, I'm sad and I'm frustrated.

    In 6 seats, we were less than a thousand votes away from winning. That is agonising. Some of these campaigns saw increases in vote share of 20-30% - an extraordinary leap forward, achieved by hard work from fantastic teams.

    We lost three outstanding MPs. Jane Dodds in Brecon and Radnorshire, Tom Brake in Carshalton and Wallington and of course, Jo Swinson in East Dunbartonshire.

    We are still coming to terms with these three results. Jo missed out by just 149 votes. To have lost our Leader so soon after she was elected is a very bitter blow.

    And on top of all that, we have a Boris Johnson majority Government.

    Despite these disappointments, we got 1.2 million more votes yesterday than in the last General Election. Our vote was up 4% across the country. We have now established ourselves in close second places in a string of seats. We held three of our Scottish seats despite the SNP's best efforts, and kept three London MPs against the Tory surge.

    We elected 11 brilliant MPs:

    Alistair Carmichael in Orkney and Shetland
    Christine Jardine in Edinburgh West
    Daisy Cooper in St Albans
    Ed Davey in Kingston and Surbiton
    Jamie Stone in Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
    Layla Moran in Oxford West and Abingdon
    Munira Wilson in Twickenham, taking over from Vince Cable
    Sarah Olney in Richmond Park, retaking the seat from the Conservatives
    Tim Farron in Westmorland and Lonsdale
    Wendy Chamberlain in North East Fife - which we lost by 2 votes last time!
    Wera Hobhouse in Bath

    That is a talented team and I know they will make their voices heard in Parliament against the new Conservative Government.

    After any election, there are lessons to learn - and believe me, we will be thinking a lot about our results over the next weeks and months. But we were honest and open with voters about our vision, and I stand by that decision.

    Let's all get some sleep and some rest. And then let's get ready to hold this Prime Minister to account.

  • Article: Dec 13, 2019

    We wake this morning to a double blow. A Conservative majority Government, hell-bent on pushing Brexit through, and the loss of our Leader, Jo Swinson from Parliament.

    First, let me pay tribute to Jo. Her declaration speech in the early hours of this morning moved us all. Focusing on the future of our country and, importantly, standing by our principles and values as a Party. She will make a formal statement later today.

    Parliament and our party will sorely miss her determination, passion and talent.

    If you are wondering what happens now, Ed Davey will act as temporary Leader in the Commons and our Party President, Sal Brinton will help fulfil the other functions of Leader for the wider Party. Together they will jointly assume the Leadership functions of the party.

    There are some wonderful gains amongst the shocking loss. Seeing talented people like Munira Wilson, Wendy Chamberlain and Daisy Cooper win, and Sarah Olney retake her seat - is something from which we can collectively draw strength.

    We have achieved astonishing rises in vote share in places like Esher and Walton, Wimbledon, South Cambridgeshire and so many more. There is much we can build on from here, and we will be careful to learn the lessons to build for the future.

    As I write, there are still some results yet to come in, so we will send you another update later.

    Britain still needs the Liberal Democrats, today more than ever.

    Thank you for everything that you have done during the course of this campaign and for the cause of Remain.

  • Article: Dec 12, 2019

    We've been fighting Brexit since day one.

    We've asked Parliament to support a confirmatory referendum (a People's Vote) on Brexit 17 times - and we're not going to stop. We've got another motion ready to go as soon as Parliament returns.

    Every single Liberal Democrat MP elected today will work to stop Brexit.

  • Article: Dec 12, 2019

    Across the country today, thousands of activists are knocking on doors for the Lib Dems.

    We've had hundreds of people join us here my own constituency, reminding Liberal Democrat supporters that it's now time to get out and vote.

    Britain is tired of the politics of the past.

    Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn have no vision for the future of this country. Only the Liberal Democrats have a detailed, credible and radical plan to build a future where every person, every community and our planet can thrive.

  • Article: Dec 12, 2019

    Today is our chance to change the future of this country. It could be the day we make history.

    Tomorrow morning, we could be waking up to see top Brexiteers have lost their seats to Liberal Democrats who will fight to stop Brexit. We're already hearing some great reports from key seats across the country.

  • Article: Dec 11, 2019

    "From the bottom of my heart: thank you."

    Whatever happens tomorrow, I couldn't be prouder.

    This campaign has taken me all over the country, and everywhere I've seen Liberal Democrat campaigners giving their all.

    I've seen new members deliver their first few leaflets. I've seen life-long Lib Dems running high-tech campaigns out of their living rooms.

  • Article: Dec 11, 2019

    "It doesn't have to be this way."

    My message today is clear.

    To stop Brexit, we must stop Boris Johnson. We have one more day left to do it.

    To all my fellow Lib Dem activists up and down the country - I say this:

    Keep going. Keep fighting for every vote.

    And to everyone out there who has a growing pile of Lib Dem leaflets on their kitchen table: we can win where you live.

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