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Exeter Liberal Democrats

  • Article: Sep 29, 2021

    Boris Johnson's failure to defend our children's education meant that his Government spent the same amount in one month on Eat Out To Help Out as in a whole year for our children's school catch-up.

    Imagine a future where our children's education is a priority. Where schools raise their mental well-being and their maths grades. Where they can excel at English and find their talent for music or sport. Where they grow into happy, healthy, adults.

  • Article: Sep 27, 2021

    Lib Dem leader Ed Davey gave his keynote speech to conference today! We've pulled some of the highlights for you - but if you want to read the full speech you can find it here.

    Boris Johnson's Conservative Government is steering us all into another terrible crisis.

    Ed started on the supply chain crisis

  • What the National Insurance rise will cost you (Liberal Democrats)
    Article: Sep 8, 2021
    By Exeter Liberal Democrats

    It should be the people who can afford it the most who fund our NHS and social care services. This punishing and regressive 10% tax hike will instead disproportionately hit young people, low earners and carers who are already struggling from the pandemic.

    There is no evidence that this broken promise will even fix the chronic problems in our social care system as money raised would mostly be absorbed by the NHS. No increase in the carer's allowance will mean that carers earn LESS despite unprecedented staffing shortages. Carers still aren't allowed proper breaks and these 'plans' do nothing for millions of unpaid carers. With this broken promise, the Tories are letting down millions of workers, and in particular those who care for a loved one.

    Liberal Democrats want to see cross-party talks on how to fund social care in a fair and sustainable way, along with urgent action to fix the staffing crisis in care homes and give unpaid carers the recognition they deserve.

  • Tim Farron
    Article: Aug 27, 2021

    Devon & Cornwall Lib Dems are hosting an online forum for members & supporters this Friday 27th at 7pm with guest speaker Tim Farron.

    Please join if you can for just £5 and email jdarrandr@icloud.com for a ticket and more info.

    Here's what Tim had to say before our event:

    "Cornwall and Devon maybe a long way from Cumbria but we have so much in common: beautiful places, a far from London, facing similar challenges in farming, tourism and hospitality and loss of community as a result of excessive second homeownership.

  • Self Employed Woman
    Article: Jul 27, 2021

    Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Spokesperson for Newton Abbot and Councillor for Dawlish, Martin Wrigley has called upon the Chancellor to be "on the side of the self-employed", as a million people face being slapped with a tax bill on money they never earned.

    Income tax bills landing at the doors of the self-employed and freelancers of this country at the end of July will be calculated based upon their earnings in 2019-20 - neglecting the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on business and trade.