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Teignbridge District Council, Town and Parish Councils
Local elections May 4th 2023

On Thursday May 4th 2023 local residents get to choose who wil best represent them on Teignbridge District Council, and a numer of Town and Parish councils.

This year will be the first time when voters will be required to produce Photo ID to show their identity.

Typically this will be a Driving Licence or Passport, but there are other documents that can be used such as an elder person Bus Pass, a Blue badge - you can find a full list here

Liberal Democrat candidates are standing across the district, in nearly every ward, and we have launched our manifesto for Teignbridge - you can download our Manifesto here building a modern community powered council

In the last four years Liberal Democrats have made a big difference at Teignbridge including; decarbonising council buildings and our leisure centres - saving significantly on energy bills, building new council houses - well insulated and cheap to heat, improving our parks and open spaces, planting trees and wilflower beds, and a new draft local plan that both protects Teignbridge from speculative developers and introduces new climate change measures that developers will have to follow.

But there is much more to do.

Please support the Lib Dems on May 4th. With your support we can continue improving the council, tackling climate change and build more new modern warm and affordable council homes.

Electing a Lib Dem Council will send a loud message to this diasterous Conservative government that has crashed our economy and still given tax breaks to the very richest.

A full list of candidates will be available after April 5th, and you will have seen your local candidates out and about in their wards - please talk to them and share your ambitions or frustrations where the council can help your local community.

Do not sit on the fenceLiberal Democrats see the best in things. We celebrate diversity - and nonconformity and if something isn't working we try to fix it or we fight for reform. We are committed to representing local people and making sure your voices are heard.

"Changing Britain's Future: no one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity"
Liberal Democrat Constitution

Other News...

  • Councillor Natalia Letch and Council Chairman Frank Letch
    Article: May 26, 2023

    On Wednesday 24th May former Crediton Mayor, and current Crediton Councillor, Frank Letch, was unanimously elected as the Chairman of the newly convened Mid Devon District Council.

    Speaking at the meeting Councillor Letch said, "I found the turnout of voters at the recent Council elections very disappointing. This Council is spending local people's money and we have to convince them that participating in elections is in their interest. Too many people feel that voting doesn't matter. Well I think it does, and I promise the residents of Mid Devon I will make that case as the face and voice of Mid Devon District Council.

  • Mid Devon Council Leadership Group - Simon Clist, Luke Taylor and Jane Lock
    Article: May 26, 2023
    By Mark Wooding

    On Wednesday 24th May Bradninch Councillor, Luke Taylor, was elected as the Leader of the newly convened Mid Devon District Council.

    Speaking after his election Councillor Taylor said, "On May 4th the people of Mid Devon gave the Liberal Democrats an overwhelming mandate for change. They wanted an end to the chaos at Mid Devon Council caused by the infighting between the Council Leader and the Conservatives. I promise the residents of Mid Devon that we will bring stability to Mid Devon Council, we will give the Council a new start. We have an ambitious manifesto that we will now get on with delivering.

  • Photo of a Polling Station with the text DENIED stamped across it
    Article: May 1, 2023

    The Mid Devon Lib Dems have raised alarm that new voter ID requirements are already disenfranchising voters who would otherwise have voted on May 4th.

    During extensive door-to-door campaigning over recent weeks the Lib Dems have been told by voters that the new photo ID policy will stop people who normally vote from voting.

  • Councillor Luke Taylor (Bradninch) launches manifesto
    Article: Apr 12, 2023
    By Mark Wooding

    Liberal Democrat Councillors group leader, Luke Taylor (Bradninch), today launched an ambitious manifesto calling for a new start for Mid Devon District Council at the May 4th elections.

    Launching the manifesto Luke said, "For the last two years Mid Devon District Council has been badly run by a Conservative administration.

  • Article: Apr 10, 2023

    Central Devon Liberal Democrat Candidates for Mid Devon May 23 Election

    Central Devon Liberal Democrats have published a full list of their candidates for Mid Devon District Council. There are also Liberal Democrats from the Tiverton and Honiton constituency standing in this election.

    The candidates are:

  • Document: Mar 26, 2023
  • Ben Holdman ()
    Article: Mar 24, 2023

    Lib Dem Councillor Ben Holdman leads fight against closure of another local bank in Tiverton.

    Tiverton's Castle Councillor Ben Holdman has joined local residents in taking issue with the decision of Barclays bank to close their Tiverton Branch.

    Cllr. Holdman has expressed dismay at the decision saying: "Barclays has given no consideration for the businesses, the community and the elderly people who live in the town and use the bank and how this will affect them.

  • Article: Mar 15, 2023

    Responding to the Spring Budget today, Richard Foord MP, Liberal Democrat MP for Tiverton & Honiton, has condemned the Government's plans to increase energy bills as "so out of touch they might as well be on a different planet."

    It comes as Jeremy Hunt has confirmed that energy bills will remain at £2,500 for the next three months, meaning the typical household energy bill will be double what it was in April 2021. The Chancellor also scrapped the £400 discount on bills which all households received this winter and failed to U-turn on plans to slash energy bill support for businesses, leisure centres, schools and hospitals by 85%.