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  • Bees
    Article: Feb 24, 2021

    A proposal to allocate £0.5 million to a district-wide post Covid recovery programme, put forward by Liberal Democrat councillors, was approved by South Hams District Council at last week's meeting [11th Feb].

    The Liberal Democrats have been calling for £500,000 - currently sitting in reserves - to be used to help local businesses and the community recover from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Worrall - Survey Quote
    Article: Feb 18, 2021

    What is the number one issue you would like to see your local councillors working on?

    It's so important that we hear directly from you about what matters the most. We're listening to your needs and aspirations so we can make Plymouth an even better place to live.Our latest survey has been delivered to households across the ward in recent weeks. If you're yet to receive it, you can complete it online.

  • Care-photo
    Article: Feb 16, 2021

    The release of the government's white paper setting out legislative proposals that will result in profound changes to the provision of health care is only a small step in the right direction since it has failed to lay out a substantial plan for social care, despite consistent calls for reform.

    Devon Liberal Democrats are calling for legislation on the funding of social care as a matter of urgency, as well as increasing the role of public health in preventing illness.

  • Pancake Day2 ()
    Article: Feb 16, 2021

    Today is Pancake Day, also known as Shrove Tuesday. Traditionally, on this day, ingredients would be used up that wouldn't be consumed over the period of Lent.

    Here's a quick and easy pancake recipe, taken from Delia Smith's Complete Illustrated Cookery Course.


    Ingredients

    110g plain flour
    a pinch of salt
    2 large eggs
    200ml milk mixed with 75ml water
    2 tablespoons melted butter
    extra butter for cooking the pancakes

  • oak-sapling
    Article: Feb 13, 2021

    Teignbridge District Council has unveiled ambitious proposals to address its own and residents' carbon footprint. The Council's Climate Change Officer appointed early in 2020 has made rapid progress on several projects, to ensure progress to meet our District's 2025 net zero target.

    Proposals for the Council's own buildings include installation of low carbon air-source heat pumps, solar PV, energy storage, building energy management system and building fabric upgrades, including Broadmeadow, Newton Abbot Leisure Centres and Forde House. It is hoped that government grants will fund the majority of these improvements.

  • RWorrall video screenshot ()
    Article: Dec 17, 2020

    Our candidate for the Plymstock Dunstone target ward for the 2021 local elections is Richard Worrall.

    Richard and his team are already making preperations for May 2021 and are looking for volunteers and donors to help get Richard elected.

    If you want to get involved in the new year, or start donating per month to the local campaign, go to our volunteer/donate tabs above.

  • Richard Worrall
    Article: Oct 25, 2020

    The local elections in May next year might seem a long way off, but the Liberal Democrats are already gearing up to offer a better alternative for Plymouth.

    I'm your candidate for Plymstock Dunstone, where Liberal Democrats in your area will be working hard to make sure I can represent you on Plymouth City Council.

  • Rosemary Schonfeld (Rosemary Schonfeld)
    Article: Aug 29, 2020

    Author of "Finding Relly", Rosemary Schonfeld, joined Plymouth Liberal Democrats on Friday 28th August to talk about her book and the parallels between the politics of the thirties and today. Members had the opportunity to speak with Rosemary and discuss her experience of exploring her family history and of meeting Relly. Rosemary also discussed her work with schools and ensuring personal stories of the Holocaust are not lost with time.

  • Ed
    Article: Jun 30, 2020

    Plymouth Liberal Democrats joined other local parties in the region on Monday morning (29th of June), to take part in a question and answer session with acting leader Ed Davey MP.

    The session was Chaired by Caroline Voaden from the South Hams local party, and was attended by many across the region. Ed outlined his ambitions for the party and his leadership campaign, along with details of a Green Recovery Plan. Questions were asked by members on a range of topics from coronavirus response, green economy for the South West, NHS wastage in contracts, membership and diversity, as well as looking at Ed's experience over the last years as an MP.

  • Layla
    Article: Jun 26, 2020

    On Thursday 25th June, Plymouth Liberal Democrats welcomed leadership hopeful Layla Moran MP. The event took place online and Sima Davarian chaired the event, with many people from local parties in the region attending the evening.

    Layla addressed her focuses in the leadership campaign, as well as outlining some of the recent work she has been involved with. Questions were asked from members in regards to diversity, winning seats/elections against the grain, visions for a future society, party response to the covid-19 crisis, education, and the economy. Members were invited to ask further questions to Layla via email and encouraged to give continuous feedback through the leadership campaign.

  • Wera
    Article: Jun 16, 2020

    On Saturday 13th June, Plymouth Liberal Democrats hosted Wera Hobhouse MP for a Question and Answer session. The invitation was extended to other local parties and there was a good turn out for the online event.

    Wera, MP for Bath and Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for the Climate Crisis, has announced her leadership bid, along with Ed Davey and Layla Moran. Local members took the opportunity to ask Wera a range of questions to understand her vision for the future of the party. The session was chaired by local party Chair Sima Davarian, and covered a range of areas from party profile and a progressive alliance, to membership and PR.

    We enjoyed welcoming Wera virtually to Plymouth and look forward to future sessions with other leadership hopefuls. We will be posting further details following our forthcoming Q&A's with Ed Davey and Layla Moran.

    Voting in the leadership election opens on 30th July and closes on 30th August.

    A video of Wera's Q&A is available to view here.

  • Petition
    Article: Jun 12, 2020

    Devon and Cornwall Liberal Democrats have launched a petition urging the UK Government not to give in to pressure from Donald Trump to drop our high animal welfare and food production standards in exchange for a trade deal.

    We believe we should be cutting food miles and supporting our local farmers, not threatening their livelihoods.

  • Article: Mar 13, 2020

    As a local political party, we have been paying very close attention to the unfolding developments concerning the new strain of coronavirus, COVID-19. The World Health Organisation has declared a global pandemic, calling for "urgent and aggressive action". Here in Plymouth, at the time of writing, we are fortunate that our city is still free of any confirmed cases. However, the City Council's Director of Public Health, Ruth Harrell, stated in her update yesterday that it is unlikely that we will remain so, and expects that we will see cases in Plymouth at some point.

  • Compton
    Article: Feb 22, 2020

    Plymouth Liberal Democrats have been delighted to get back out on the campaign trail for the 2020 Local Elections. The team have been out meeting residents in Compton ward, with local candidate Sima Davarian. We have had lots of positive conversations on the doorstep and look forward to many more conversations over the coming weeks. You can find out more about Sima's campaign on her Facebook page. We look forward to updating you with further developments over the course of our campaigning.

  • Article: Dec 16, 2019

    Thank you to everyone who has supported us, joined our campaign team and donated towards our efforts. We could not have done it without you.

    It has been a disappointing General Election outcome nationally. However, it was a privilege supporting Sarah Wollaston's campaign in Totnes. It is a huge shame that such a brilliant and principled MP was not re-elected as a Liberal Democrat. It was also a disappointing result for Danny Chambers in North Cornwall.

  • Brighter
    Article: Dec 11, 2019

    It's the final day of the General Election campaign. We have a great team spreading the Liberal Democrat message and fighting for a Brighter Future. Together we can Stop Brexit, fund the NHS, tackle the Climate Emergency and invest in our services. Make sure you get out and vote tomorrow.

  • News5
    Article: Dec 9, 2019

    There are only two more days of campaigning to go before election day! Plymouth Lib Dems have made a huge effort over the course of the campaign. Locally, we have campaigned in South West Devon and Plymouth Moor View, although we have candidates standing in all three Plymouth constituencies. We have also supported Liberal Democrat candidates across Devon and Cornwall, with a particular focus on Sarah Wollaston's campaign in Totnes.