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    Article: May 14, 2021

    A big thank you to everyone who voted for our candidates in last week's County Council elections, and to the numerous volunteers who helped to get our message out in these challenging times.

    Not only did we re-elect Julian Brazil in Kingsbridge, but in South Brent and Yealmpton we achieved approximately a 20% swing and managed to overcome the incumbent (the only division in the South Hams to do this)

  • Article: May 14, 2021

    Here's a rundown of the key Bills being proposed by the Government in the Queen's Speech

    Sovereign Borders Bill

    The bill changes asylum rules, including making claims inadmissible if the person has arrived in the UK "illegally". The government has closed the UK's resettlement schemes, meaning there are no safe and legal routes into the UK. Asylum seekers are being forced to enter the country illegally, then being punished for it, this is inhumane and unacceptable. We should welcome refugees fleeing war and/or persecution with compassion, not treat them like criminals and understand they don't have time to check their plans with the Home Secretary.

  • Article: May 13, 2021

    A great team effort

    We've had a huge set of elections in difficult circumstances. It was a massive combined effort of volunteers and staff, candidates and agents, helpers and donors, to get several hundred Liberal Democrats elected. Thank you to everyone who played their part in an impressive team effort.

  • Article: May 13, 2021

    Eid marks the end of Ramadan - a holy month of prayer and personal reflection.

    I'm sure it feels strange to celebrate again with Covid restrictions in place.

    But despite the many challenges of the past year, I'm amazed at how we've pulled together as a country - making it clear that we are a nation of carers.

  • Article: May 12, 2021

    The Prime Minister has today confirmed an inquiry into their actions during the Coronavirus pandemic under the powers of the Inquiries Act 2005.

    Lessons must be learnt from the mistakes that were made"

    Ed Davey

    This comes after Liberal Democrat Leader Ed Davey first called for a full inquiry into the Government's actions during the pandemic 13 months ago in April 2020

  • Article: May 12, 2021

    From Chair of EastDevon Liberal Democrats

    We have had reports that our LibDem campaign leaflets were not received everywhere. I am very concerned about ths and would like to investigate it further. Voters need details to be fully informed and to make their choices.

    Due to the Covid-19 restrictions placed by the government to keep the community safe, there were limits on what political parties could do in terms of campaigning. Given the fast changing nature of the virus and the needfor communitysafety, there were no guarantees that any restrictions would be lifted in time. At Christmas, and at Eid, the government had, at very short notice, imposed tighter restrictions on activity.

  • Article: May 11, 2021
    By Liberal Democrats

    We must rebuild as a fairer, greener and more caring country in the aftermath of Covid.

    Boris Johnson has utterly failed to deliver an ambitious programme

    So it is crushingly disappointing that the Government's plans will fail on every account - still failing small businesses and the self-employed, still not rising properly to the climate challenge and still ignoring millions of people caring for loved ones at home.

  • Article: May 9, 2021
    By Exeter Lib Dems

    Thank you to everyone who supported us in the local election campaign.

    We are proud of our positive campaigning, putting forward a brighter vision for Exeter in some of the most uncertain times.

    We have increased our vote share in Duryard & St James, but we were unable to dislodge Labour from the seat, meaning the ward now has 2 Lib Dem Cllrs and 1 Labour.

    Similarly, we have improved our vote share and number of votes to a strong second in St Thomas and +14% in Pennsylvania.

    The Progressive Group was the only Council Group to increase in membership: 5 PG, 6 Tories, and 28 Labour.

    We will continue to hold the Labour administration to account for its actions and speak up on behalf of local residents.