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  • Article: Apr 10, 2015

    For seats in South Hams District Council:

    - Keith Baldry is standing in Newton and Yealmpton.

    - Tony Barber is standing in Ivybridge (east).

    - John Birch is standing in Totnes.

    - Brian Blake is standing in Ermington and Ugborough.

    - Julian Brazil is standing in Stokenham.

    - Richard Heseltine is standing in West Dart.

  • Article: Apr 10, 2015

    Julian Brazil lives and works in the local area. He has experience as the finance director for the family printing business, an environment researcher at Westminster and a former science teacher in South Devon.

    Julian stood in Totnes at the last general election and is a local County and District Councillor. He has built a reputation as a hard working local campaigner. At the last election he called for a change in the name of the constituency to Brixham & Totnes in order to reflect the largest town.

  • Article: Apr 10, 2015

    Tom is a chartered accountant and a former founding director of an international charity. He currently works for one of the UK's largest accountancy firms, advising some of the UK's leading universities and charities.

    Tom is delighted to have been selected as the PPC for South West Devon - the constituency is his home and he grew up in the local area before leaving to study at Oxford University and then working abroad and in London.

  • Article: Feb 25, 2015

    A package of measures worth £530,000 will be invested in encouraging students to register to vote, the government has revealed.

    The National Union of Students will be allocated funding to run national competition for student unions to find the best ideas to get students to sign up to the electoral register.

  • Article: Feb 25, 2015

    Growth in the UK has shown the strongest performance among G7 countries from 2013 to 2014, according to the latest report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

    Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander has welcomed the fact that today's OECD report sets out that the best way to secure the recovery in the next Parliament is to finish the job of deficit reduction and to do so fairly by selective tax increases on the wealthy.

  • Article: Feb 25, 2015

    Liberal Democrat Business Secretary Vince Cable has today announced that the Low Pay Commission's recommendations to government for the 2015 rates are as follows:

    Adult rate - £6.70

    18-20 rate - £5.30

    16-17 rate - £3.87

    Apprenticeship rate - £2.80

    Commenting Vince said:

    "Today the Low Pay Commission have made their recommendations to government that the adult national minimum wage should rise by just over 3 per cent to £6.70 an hour from October 2015 .

  • Article: Feb 25, 2015

    Tim Farron tells the Liberal Democrats' Diversity and Outreach Officer Lucile Kamar about what he feels is his most important work.

    Described as "a brave politician" who delivered "the stand out speech out of all the party conferences" by Operation Black Vote, Tim Farron, MP for the constituency of Westmorland and Lonsdale is clearly championing diversity.

  • Article: Feb 25, 2015

    The working age poor will pay the price under the Conservatives' plans to ring -fence pensioners benefits.

    The Conservatives plans include protecting all universal pensioner benefits such as the winter fuel allowance and free TV licences.

    Liberal Democrats believe in creating a fairer society. Our plans include removing the winter fuel payments and free TV licences from the wealthiest five per cent of pensioners.

  • Article: Feb 25, 2015

    Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, will tomorrow (Monday 23 February) highlight the importance of economic stability and why the Liberal Democrats are the only Party capable of delivering for business in the UK.

    Speaking to an audience at the Saïd Business School in Oxford Danny is expected to say:

  • Article: Feb 25, 2015

    In a speech on Liberal Democrat justice policy Nick Clegg will say that a rising prison population is a sign of "failure not success."

    Nick will make the case that too many abused and vulnerable women, drug addicts and people with mental health problems are currently locked up behind bars.

    Nick will call for an evidence-based approach to do "what works" to cut crime, not just "to sound tough" or "play to the gallery."

Video of Recent Devon County Council Meetings