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Welcome to Tiverton and Honiton Liberal Democrats

  • EU - Not Guilty
    Article: Aug 25, 2016

    Local Lib Dem Activist Paul Van Goor explains why he was angered by the Brexit Vote

    "Many of us have been left wondering why Britain voted to leave the EU.

    The television channels were kind enough to ask people why they voted to leave. I saw a couple of the programs and noticed some recurring answers including:

  • Article: Aug 24, 2016

    Exmouth Lib Dems who successfully led opposition to the motion at Exmouth Town Council to demolish Jungle Fun and the crazy golf are dismayed and concerned that EDDC have now said they are pressing ahead anyway through 'delegated powers.' In effect giving themselves permission.

    As the town council opposed the motion, EDDC have then consulted with the ward councillors, namely Bruce de Sarum, Mark Williamson and and Bill Humphries who confirmed their support for the demolition to go ahead.

  • Tessa Munt
    Article: Aug 24, 2016
    By Adrian Fullam

    Tessa Munt (former MP for Wells) will be joining Exeter Lib Dem members and supporters to discuss the effects of the recent EU referendum.

    The event will be on Monday 12th September 2016 in Exeter from 4pm to 5.30pm.

    Tessa is a leading campaigner in Somerset and has experience working with Vince Cable in government as a PPS until she resigned in order to support a motion against fracking.

  • Article: Aug 12, 2016

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  • Article: Aug 11, 2016

    Exmouth Liberal Democrat Councillor Steve Gazzard has requested the proposed cuts to the hospital services to go to the next full town council meeting in September for discussion. He had also requested someone from the hospital trust comes along to discuss the changes.

    Exmouth Lib Dems are concerned about the cuts which would see the closure of the injuries unit from 10pm, and patients having to travel to Exeter. There has been no consultation with local GPS, patient or community groups.

  • Article: Aug 11, 2016

    Plastic bag use has plummeted in England since the introduction of a 5p charge last year, under the previous coalition government.

    The number of single-use plastic bags used by shoppers in England has fallen by more than 85%. More than 7bn bags were handed out by seven main supermarkets in the year before the charge but this has been reduced to just over 500m in the first six months after the charge has been introduced.

  • Article: Aug 9, 2016

    On Monday night, Lib Dem town councillors Tim Dumper and Brenda Taylor, with support from Steve Gazzard in the public gallery successfully led opposition to the EDDC requested plans to demolish Jungle Fun and the crazy golf at the end of the summer.

    Tim and Brenda won applause for their contribution to the debate, their objections being:

  • Article: Aug 5, 2016

    Town councillors of all parties will be debating the requested planning permission to demolish Jungle fun and the putting green this Monday.

    East Devon Liberal Democrats have some serious concerns over the proposal, including:

    • Concern that piece meal decisions are creating areas of dereliction
    • No clear proposals on what is replacing these much loved attractions, or crucially a timescale
    • A lack of public consultation
  • Article: Aug 4, 2016

    The demolition of the seafront attractions known as Jungle Fun and the crazy golf are up for debate at this Monday's town planning meeting at 6pm.

    The plans were submitted by EDDC.

    In addition details of the Plumb Park are to be discussed Gain, following a resubmission.

    Members of the public are very welcome to attend this important debate.

  • Money / banknotes (pounds sterling) in hand
    Article: Aug 4, 2016

    Commenting on the decision of the Bank of England to cut interest rates to a record low, Liberal Democrat Treasury Spokesperson, Susan Kramer, said:

    "This is a necessary move by the Bank of England to help our economy as it reels from the impact of Brexit, but we cannot pretend this isn't a deeply worrying sign.