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Exeter Liberal Democrats

  • Article: May 4, 2021

    We have decided that Autumn Conference will take place from 17th to 20th September. It will be held online. That was a very difficult decision to take and we had a very lengthy discussion about it.

    We recognise that a lot of people would like to meet again in person - believe me, so we would we - but the question is whether, at this time, we can absolutely guarantee that conference could go ahead in the format that we know and love. Having consulted a range of others, FCC considered, with some reluctance, that it was not possible at this time to give such a guarantee. Although things are now a lot better in terms of the pandemic, we do not know if there are any final bumps in the road still to come. Medical experts say they expect a third wave in the Autumn but the extent is not yet clear. Of course, things seemed better in the early Autumn of 2020 but then took a marked turn for the worst a few months later. We do not, at this stage, know what social distancing requirements there will be or how many people will be able to attend the venue. We therefore cannot make meaningful plans and set any meaningful budget for the event. The risk of going ahead in person but having to cancel or heavily restrict the event such that it is not inclusive, is just too great. In the same way, we take any risk to the personal safety of party members very seriously. That is why we cancelled Spring 2020. We would not want to expose anyone to any unnecessary risk of catching this dreadful virus in a close setting.

  • Tories failing devons children
    Article: Apr 28, 2021

    Devon Lib Dems have uncovered shocking figures that show that last year, over 100 Devon children at any one time were placed in care outside of the County, with some being sent hundreds of miles away.

    The figures come after the revelation that a seven-year boy from Devon was placed at a special school in Surrey.

  • Tim Dumper
    Article: Apr 24, 2021

    Ti m Dumper, Exmouth's Lib Dem candidate believes that joined up thinking is required to solve some of Exmouth's transport problems.

    The pandemic has put in sharp relief problems of congestion, especially on the seafront, and action is needed to make things safer for pedestrians, cyclists, disabled people and motorists.

  • Article: Apr 22, 2021
    By Will Aczel

    On the 21st April, Exeter Friends of the Earth hosted a webinar via zoom for the parties of Exeter City Council to express their views on green issues.

    Candidates discussed housing and green spaces, parking and pedestrianisation, the Net Zero plans for 2030, Exeter's recycling record and future, and efforts to work cooperatively on the council.

  • Polling station
    Article: Apr 22, 2021

    Parties in Exeter to stand down from Polling Stations on the 6th May.

    Following an initiative from Exeter Liberal Democrats, the Conservative, Labour and Green parties have agreed to not have 'tellers' at Polling Stations this year.

    Tellers are the party volunteers who ask voters for their polling numbers outside polling stations.