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News from the Liberal Democrats

  • Article: Oct 29, 2020

    Hundreds of thousands of extra email addresses are being made available via the Lighthouse system. These are from people who have backed at least one of the party's national campaigns. The email addresses come with the necessary permissions to use them.

    Previously, such email addresses were not shared with local parties. But this is changing as part of improvements to our use of data, helping grassroots campaigners.

  • Article: Oct 28, 2020

    Families across the UK have had an extremely difficult year being separated from their loved ones. They deserve a Christmas that is as normal as possible.

    So far, Boris Johnson's government has been badly prepared and slow to act at every stage throughout the Covid-19 crisis. That can't happen again, especially for Christmas.

  • Mr Bumble and Oliver Twist, by Charles Edmund Brock
    Article: Oct 27, 2020

    Devon County Hall could give Mr Bumble, the workhouse beadle from Oliver Twist, a run for his money after trying to pretend it had made a U-turn to tackle holiday hunger across Devon.

    County Hall announced on Monday that there really was cash, after all, for meals during the holiday for those children receiving free school meals. But checking the detail, it becomes clear it is 'old money' being re-packaged, says Cllr Alan Connett, Liberal Democrat opposition leader at Devon County.

  • Article: Oct 26, 2020

    This committee knows that to get ourselves back to winning ways, we need to be ambitious going forwards and honest about the recent past.

    In that vein, this month we discussed the internal investigation we commissioned into the Liberal Democrat response to the Unite to Remain campaign, and its structural and electoral implications for the Party.

  • Article: Oct 26, 2020

    Welcome to the Weekly Whip. Your one-stop shop for Lib Dem Parliamentary updates, covering the week that was and the week to come.

    For up to date information from the Lib Dem Whips Office, follow us on Twitter: @LibDemWhips

    Weekly Whip w/c 19th October

    Monday 19th October

    Before we moved onto the main business of the day, we had two Ministerial Statements.

  • Candidate Evening
    Article: Oct 24, 2020
    By CDLD

    We are holding a Candidate Q+A Evening on Friday 30th October at 7pm. The event will be held via Zoom. If you would like to attend please contact the Secretary via email at secretary@centraldevon-libdems.org.uk

    We hope you can join us and meet your candidates.


  • DCC sign
    Article: Oct 23, 2020

    Devon County Council should reverse its 'mean minded' refusal to provide free school meals during the holidays, say Devon's Liberal Democrats.

    "The impact of the lockdown and Covid19 on many families across the County is not of their making and money is increasingly tight, especially for those affected by reduced hours, lost jobs, or furlough arrangements," said Liberal Democrat opposition leader Cllr Alan Connett.

  • Article: Oct 23, 2020

    If ever there was a time for us to act in support of Hong Kongers, it is now.

    Many Hong Kongers have suffered grave persecution at the hands of the Chinese Regime.

    With repeated reports of police brutality, the UK has a moral and legal duty to stand with Hong Kongers and ensure no one is left behind to suffer under the Chinese Communist Party.