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National politics are in meltdown - the new government has no majority, and is losing MPs at an embarrassing rate. Even the Prime Minister's brother has had enough and quit. 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.
Last summer local Lib Dems selected Martin Wrigley to be the candidate to be our next MP, ready for the forthcoming General Election.

Martin WrigleyMartin has worked in the hi-tech industry for over 30 years, with a background in engineering and senior management. Growing up in a Navy family, Martin lived all over the world. Twenty years ago, he and his young family chose to settle in Teignbridge. A former Mayor of Dawlish, Martin is currently a Town and District Councillor.


Martin says "I want future generations to have every opportunity we have now - and more. We have the technology and the desire to put our environment first and to support our community, our schools and our NHS. With the public's backing, we can build a flourishing economy and a caring society while maintaining the ecology and beauty of our local area."

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  • Article: Sep 21, 2019

    The Liberal Democrats are the strongest Remain party in the UK - and we demand better than Brexit.

    If you think our country is heading in the wrong direction, and you want to change things, you can. Join us.

  • Article: Sep 21, 2019

    The last 24 hours have been a bit, well, odd.

    Most of the British political establishment seems to be whipping themselves into a frenzy over our member's decision to revoke article 50 if we win the next election.

    First, an audience member at #BBCQT asked this:

  • Article: Sep 21, 2019
    By Sal Brinton

    At Conference I marked your - our members and supporters - amazing contribution over the last six months since Spring Conference and I want to repeat my thanks to all of you in this newsletter.

    We asked you to all go on the Stop Brexit march on 20 March to make it clear we are the strongest Remain party. You did that.

  • Article: Sep 19, 2019

    Britain's railways are essential to everyday life - they transport millions to and from work and around the country day in, day out.

    Unfortunately, all too often our trains are late, crowded or cancelled. Ticketing is a confusing mess and the railways and their rolling stock are in desperate need of investment.

  • Article: Sep 19, 2019

    It's no secret: crime rates in the UK have been rising.

    Brutal knife and gun crimes have become a sad fixture of our headlines, while conviction rates for offences including violent robberies and sexual assaults have experienced an alarming decline.

    Why?

    Since 2015, the Conservatives have cut £1bn from police budgets while resolutely maintaining that falling policing numbers have nothing to do with rising crime.

  • Article: Sep 19, 2019

    There are just 11 days left to get your nominations in for the candidates you'd like to see elected to party committees.

    If you need a reminder of which roles are up for election, here it is:

    Top of the bill is Federal President, to take over from Sal Brinton on 1 January and serve for 2020, 2021 and 2022. This is a major role chairing the party's Federal Board, protecting and representing members, and acting as guardian of the party's interests. Hustings will be held throughout the country during the two-month campaign, and candidates may raise and spend £20,000 campaigning for the job.

  • Article: Sep 19, 2019

    With beautiful sunny Bournemouth as a backdrop, Paddy's friends and colleagues took to the main stage to share their fond memories of him.

  • Article: Sep 19, 2019

    What an amazing week we have had.

    Hearing about our 700 council gains. 15 European gains.

    Chuka, Sarah, Angela, Philip, Luciana and Sam joining from the Conservatives and Labour. The Brecon win for the wonderful Jane Dodds against the Conservatives.

    It's happening in Scotland too. Councillor Fiona Dryburgh left Labour to join us. And Councillor Mark McGeever left the Conservatives to join us.

  • Article: Sep 19, 2019

    Since the EU referendum, the Liberal Democrats have been on the side of Remainers.

    Whether in Parliament, in the courts, in the media or on the streets, we've been leading the fight for three years to stay part of the European Union.

    For three years, we've been leading the fight to remain in the European Union

  • Article: Sep 19, 2019

    Today, Jo Swinson, Leader of the Liberal Democrats closed Conference with a rousing speech outlining her vision for a Liberal Democrat government winning the next General Election powered by the surging Liberal Democrat movement across the county.

    Tribute to Paddy Ashdown

    We remember a man who was bold, fearless, determined

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