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Liberal Democrats across the Newton Abbot constituency select Martin Wrigley as their candidate to become the next MP.

Martin Wrigley

"I'm delighted to have been selected as the Lib Dem Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the Newton Abbot Constituency. I'm looking forward to meeting more people across the area from our villages and towns.
From Ipplepen to Kenton, from Kingsteignton to Dawlish and Newton Abbot and Teignmouth we demand better representation in Parliament!"

Lib Dem Selection meeting Martin Wrigley

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  • Lib Dems Winning Here!
    Article: Feb 15, 2019
    By Charlotte Power

    On the 2nd May, we have at least 16 candidates standing in the South Hams District Council elections. This election is a huge opportunity for us to take control of SHDC. The statistics are showing that, nationally, this could be one of the Lib Dems best ever sets of election results.

    But, if we are going to maximise this opportunity, we need your help.

  • Article: Feb 14, 2019

    Tonight in Parliament, the Conservatives kicked the can down the road yet again.

    As the Brexit deadline looms ever larger, Parliament is still gridlocked - and there's no sign of anything changing soon.

    For two years, Theresa May's Conservatives have made an absolute mess of Brexit - and Corbyn's Labour have been right there with them - letting them off the hook.

    Only the Liberal Democrats are fighting, day in and day out, to stop this catastrophe.

    We still have time to stop Brexit - and we need to make our campaign even stronger in the next few weeks.

    Together, we've defeated the Government in Parliament 24 times; we've built public support for a People's Vote and we've led the campaign against Brexit on doorsteps across Britain.

    We are making a difference - and it's still all to play for. Will you donate to help us keep fighting to stop Brexit?

  • Article: Feb 14, 2019

    In Hull last May we confounded expectations and swelled our councillor numbers on the Guildhall benches from 17 to 24 - winning seats off Labour heavy-weights right across our City.

    Forlorn looking faces of Labour councillors and candidates stood looking shell-shocked around the count tables as ballot papers tipped out of the boxes - their Council majority has been slashed to just five. They could not comprehend what had happened.

  • Article: Feb 13, 2019

    Brexit latest

    Westminster is in a strange state of lassitude. We know there is a massive Brexit storm ahead; but nothing much is happening. Theresa May's statement to the Commons yesterday was largely an exercise in repetition, including the ludicrous assertion that we might 'accidentally' leave the European Union without a deal.

  • Article: Feb 12, 2019

    Last week a Private Members' Bill aimed at protecting young girls from female genital mutilation was brought to the Commons.

    The bill would clear up a loophole in the law. Currently, female genital mutilation doesn't count as one of the conditions for a temporary care order to be issued. This means it's harder to get at-risk girls away from families looking to mutilate their own children.

  • Article: Feb 11, 2019

    Tomorrow sees two parliamentary bills become law.

    Two bills that the Liberal Democrats have been fighting on, to improve the lives of those living in Britain.

    Upskirting

    Back in June last year, my Private Members' Bill making upskirting a specific criminal offence was kicked out of Parliament by a Tory dinosaur - for no good reason. But we didn't give up.

  • Article: Feb 11, 2019

    Despite telling Labour conference he would pursue a People's Vote if he could not secure a General Election, Jeremy Corbyn is now offering support for Theresa May's Brexit.

    His support is coming at the cost of people's jobs, our NHS and the environment - he's just missing in action. We've had enough.

  • Article: Feb 9, 2019
    By Norman Lamb

    When the Liberal Democrats were in Government, I had the privilege of being Minister of State for Care and Support at the Department of Health. As Health Minister I worked to ensure that mental health was treated with the same priority as physical health, introducing the first ever access and waiting time standards for mental health. We also secured more money for children and young people's mental health services.

  • Article: Feb 7, 2019

    I am pleased to announce today our new spokespeople who will speak out on the most important issues we face in Britain today.

    While Parliament is consumed by Brexit, we need to remember that people are also affected by a whole host of other challenges.

    We will continue to speak up for them as we continue our fight for the public to have a say on the Brexit deal with a People's Vote.

  • House of Commons Parliamentary Debate (Catherine Bebbington/Parliamentary Copyright http://www.parliament.uk/site-information/copyright/use-of-parliamentary-photographic-images/)
    Article: Feb 6, 2019
    By John Anderson

    Tory-led SHDC has no one to blame but their Cousins in Westminster

    The South Hams District Council, along with local authorities throughout the nation, will be even under greater financial pressure this morning thanks to the Tories.
    Last night in the House of Commons the Tories passed a bill that will cut a further £1.3 billion to councils all over the UK.
    Critics are saying the funding approach will take money from poorer councils and direct it to affluent areas in keeping with the Tories' proven practice of protecting their own interests at the expense of others.
    And if that wasn't enough, last night's legislation will undoubtedly result in a rise in council tax for the coming year.
    The Tories track record in funding councils over the past few years is so dire that the independent Local Government Association warned last week that many popular council services could disappear by 2025 due to a £8bn funding black hole.
    Locally, Caroline Voaden, the Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Totnes, noted that Conservative-run SHDC may complain about lack of funding but it is their Conservative colleagues in Westminster who have imposed the cuts in funding.