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  • Local Liberal Democrat Staurt meets Vince Cable
    Article: Jul 29, 2017

    Plymouth extended a very warm welcome to our new leader on his first visit to members and supporters outside London on Friday 21st July. Members had travelled from as far afield as St Ives and North Devon to question Vince on his views, policies and outlook for the future of the party.

    Brexit was a major issue - engendering much discussion.

  • Liberal Democrat MPs elected June 2017
    Article: Jun 10, 2017

    Introducing the new Liberal Democrat team of 12 MPs, representing constituencies from Orkney to Eastbourne.

    Thank you for each and every vote for the Liberal Democrats nationally, and to everyone who has helped the Liberal Democrat campaign in any way in these seats and across the country.

    • Tom Brake, Carshalton
    • Vince Cable, Twickenham
    • Alistair Carmichael, Orkney and Shetland
    • Edward Davey, Kingston and Surbiton
    • Tim Farron, Westmorland and Lonsdale
    • Wera Hobhouse, Bath
    • Christine Jardine, Edinburgh West
    • Norman Lamb, North Norfolk
    • Stephen Lloyd, Eastbourne
    • Layla Moran, Oxford West and Abingdon
    • Jamie Stone, Caithness
    • Jo Swinson, Dunbartonshire East
  • Central Park may 17
    Article: Jun 7, 2017

    Liberal Democrats stand for wise, compassionate policies that care for the environment but also work. - David, Hartley

    For us to achieve our goals as a country requires a strong economy, pulling out of one the largest single markets risks everything, I believe people should have the right to u-turn (not just Theresa May!) when it's comes to Brexit. That's why I'm voting Lib-Dem. - Ryan, Stoke

  • Spotlight debate
    Article: Jun 2, 2017

    Plymouth and St. Austell Liberal Democrats supported Stephen Gilbert, Liberal Democrat Candidate for Newquay and St Austell, at the BBC1 Spotlight debate on 30th May.

  • cP1
    Article: May 19, 2017

    The Liberal Democrat manifesto launched this week, here are some of the highlights of how it would benefit the people of Plymouth.


    The Liberal Democrats promise an additional £6 billion a year to the NHS and social care, £1 billion of this is earmarked for mental health. Waiting times for mental health care will be made to match those for physical health care. The Liberal Democrats would give an extra £9.6 million to social care in Plymouth, with a cap on the amount elderly people have to pay. This will be funded by adding 1p to income tax. These measures are widely supported by many health care heads and professional bodies and will help deliver complete healthcare for Plymouth.

  • Article: May 5, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats in Plymouth have seen a surge in new members over the last eleven months and especially in the past two weeks.

    New member Connor Clarke said: "I joined the Lib Dems because they are unashamed in pro-EU, tolerant and internationalist outward-looking politics. Whilst Tories push for a Hard Brexit and Labour captiulate to it, only the Lib Dems can offer the effective opposition this country needs."

  • Liberal Democrat peer Lord Teverson presenting local Lib Dem Peter York with a Lifetime Achievement Award
    Article: Oct 11, 2016

    Lord Robin Teverson, a former MEP for Plymouth, presented local Liberal Democrat Peter York with a Lifetime Achievement Award in the city on Friday.

    Peter, who lives in St Judes, is Honorary President of the city Lib Dems and is the first person from the area to be honoured by the awards panel. The Harriet Smith Distinguished Service Award is the highest reward open to party members who have demonstrated excellence and commitment.

  • Article: Oct 7, 2016

    Liberal Democrat member of the House of Lords and former MEP for Plymouth & Cornwall Lord Teverson will this evening present local Lib Dem Peter York with the national party's Harriett Smith Distinguished Service Award.

    The award recognises Peter's impressive fifty years of service to the Liberals and Liberal Democrats here in Plymouth.

  • Article: Sep 26, 2016

    Peter York, President of Plymouth Liberal Democrats, has won the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's Annual Party Conference in Brighton. Peter, who lives in St. Judes, is the first member from the area to be recognised by the awards panel.

    The Harriet Smith Liberal Democrat Distinguished Service Award is open to any Party Member never elected to public office and who has demonstrated excellence and commitment. "The panel looks for people who deserve recognition for their hard work, long service, and demonstrable dedication to the party, at whatever level. These are special awards to be awarded from the Party for whom public recognition is long overdue."

  • Article: Jul 5, 2016

    Commenting on the surge in Lib Dem party membership in recent days, local party chair Hugh Janes said, "An impromptu coffee morning was held on Saturday 2nd July to welcome new members to the Plymouth Liberal Democrats. In just one week since the EU referendum result there has been a rise over a quarter in the number of people in the party locally. People have joined from different parts of the city, are of various ages and backgrounds and, significantly, several have left the Labour and Conservative parties to join us.