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Lib Dem Manifesto for Teignbridge May 2019
Community action to keep our area connected, protected and green.

"The Liberal Democrats are ready and keen to regain control of Teignbridge Council on May 2nd. We have a strong team of able, experienced and diverse candidates.

In this manifesto, we demonstrate our forward-thinking and responsible, costed programme, which will produce a CONNECTED, PROTECTED and GREEN COUNCIL FOR ALL THE PEOPLE.

Our priorities are:

  • Genuinely affordable homes to buy or to rent for local people and tougher negotiations with developers;
  • working closely with Police to tackle anti-social behaviour;
  • getting serious about environmental protection providing clean streets, better recycling and fighting climate change;
  • a business-friendly attitude, encouraging entrepreneurs;
  • open and transparent decision-making, brought closer to residents; and,
  • valuing and protecting our public services.

We will work with communities and Town and Parish councils to deliver for residents.

We will bring meetings to our towns and devolve activity away from the Council offices in Newton Abbot.

We will provide open and honest local government. We will act with financial responsibility.

We will never forget it's your money the council spends.

If you share these views, vote LIB DEM on May 2nd.

We are the only realistic alternative to another four years of the Conservatives."

Gordon Hook

Leader of the Lib Dems on Teignbridge Council

March 2019.

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  • Article: Aug 17, 2019

    And then sign up for conference 👇

  • Article: Aug 17, 2019

    London is a liberal city. Over 250 languages are spoken in the capital, making it the most linguistically diverse city in the world. As host to one of the largest Pride events in Europe and the biggest carnival outside Rio, London and its residents celebrate diversity and embrace difference.

    London is also a Remain city. It is home to a third of all the EU citizens living in the UK and every sector in the capital - from hoteliers to health-workers, builders to bankers - relies on EU migrants to thrive.

  • Article: Aug 17, 2019
    By Sal Brinton

    Congratulations to Jane Dodds and the Welsh Lib Dems for the brilliant result in Brecon and Radnorshire! Thank you to everyone of you who helped, both by appearing in the constituency to knock on doors and deliver leaflets, and for those who phoned, helped with admin tasks from a distance too. Jane is already showing that she will be an exceptional MP, joining Jo Swinson's parliamentary party.

  • Article: Aug 16, 2019

    There are plenty of similarities between Boris Johnson and Donald Trump. They say imitation is the highest form of flattery - maybe it's Johnson's way of sucking up for that trade deal. Which probably makes him the only person in the country looking forward to chlorinated chicken.

    In fact, in a speech a while, Trump said "they call [Johnson] Britain Trump and people are saying that's a good thing. They like me over there."*

  • Article: Aug 16, 2019

    People are fed up of seeing politicians arguing for things that put their party's interest above the country. We have to come together to prevent Boris Johnson crashing us out the EU without a deal. I'm proud of the work that the Liberal Democrats have done with MPs from all parties and none to make stopping Brexit a real possibility.

  • Article: Aug 16, 2019
    By Chris Lovell

    Coming straight off the back of the Brecon and Radnorshire campaign, we launched our election campaign for Sheffield Hallam at the weekend, with more than 100 people who joined us to knock on doors, deliver leaflets, and help with clerical work in the office.

    It seems like promising Lib Dem by-elections are like buses - you wait for a long time and then two come along at once!

  • Article: Aug 15, 2019
    By Jo Swinson

    In just eleven weeks, however, our country faces an immediate crisis: crashing out of the EU without any deal. The most cavalier and catastrophic of Brexits: putting at risk hundreds of thousands of jobs , public services including our NHS , and even our national security.

    So in this moment of national emergency, I stand ready to work with anyone to stop Boris Johnson and his hard-line Brexit government.

  • Article: Aug 14, 2019
    By Jo Swinson

    Our party is going from strength to strength.

    We now have more than 116,000 members, as well as almost 15,000 registered supporters.

    Our team in the House of Commons is growing too. A little over a week ago, we welcomed Jane Dodds as our newest MP.

    Today, we welcome another addition to our team. Dr Sarah Wollaston.

  • Article: Aug 14, 2019
    By Sarah Wollaston

    After very careful thought, I have come to the conclusion that I can best serve the interests of my constituents by joining the Liberal Democrats.

    Brexit has not only sucked all the political oxygen from government over the past three years, but it has also consumed the funding and energy that should have been invested in local communities, tackling climate change and supporting the workforce and infrastructure of our NHS, schools and transport.

  • Sarah Wollason
    Article: Aug 14, 2019

    Dr Sarah Wollaston, MP for Totnes, has today joined the Liberal Democrats, becoming the party's 14th MP in the House of Commons and further strengthening the Lib Dems in their fight against Brexit.

    Sarah's decision to join came after discussions with the party nationally and locally, about how best to stop the Government's disastrous No Deal Brexit strategy. She has held the Totnes seat since 2010.