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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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