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WELCOME TO TRURO & FALMOUTH LIBERAL DEMOCRATS

We are the local Liberal Democrat team for Truro & Falmouth. We campaign and work with local people to make things better. Our objective is to promote Liberal Democrat values, particularly by gaining democratic power in Parliamentary and local council seats.

We are always keen to hear from residents. You can raise a local issue with us here or find out more about how to get involved in our work.

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  • Article: Feb 12, 2021
    By Layla Moran

    Silencing the BBC shows that the Chinese government has no intention on stopping its human rights abuses.

    The Chinese government's BBC ban, in response to their reporting on the Uyghur genocide and other abuses, marks their latest move in an unacceptable crackdown on fundamental freedoms.

    We've already seen the consequences of this in Hong Kong.

  • Article: Feb 12, 2021
    By Edward Davey

    This year we welcome The Year of the Ox - an animal known for its strength, diligence and hardworking nature. These are positive values to which we should all aspire to live our lives by.

    The New Year is usually a time of large family get-togethers. This year however, intimate, virtual celebrations will be the norm. I know the adjustment won't be easy but let us keep doing our part to suppress this virus.

  • Oak Sapling
    Article: Feb 12, 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.

  • emptyhome
    Article: Feb 12, 2021

    From 1 April 2021, the Council Tax (Long Term) Empty Homes Premium for those properties that have been empty for more than 10 years will be increased from 200% to 300%. Lib Dems on Torbay Council are taking the measure to bring more homes back into use for local people.

    Owners of properties that have been empty and unfurnished for more than 10 years will be required to pay the premium in addition to the normal council tax charges.

  • Article: Feb 11, 2021

    Our values work best

    Tackling the coronavirus epidemic, and minimising the tragic loss of life, is primarily a public health issue. But there's also a consistent political lesson from it too.

    The approaches that work best use international cooperation. Viruses don't stop at borders, and scientific cooperation and vaccine supply chains work best when they don't either.

  • Article: Feb 11, 2021
    By Liberal Democrats

    Mass vaccination is our best way of pulling through this terrible pandemic.

    Sadly there has been a worrying rise in fake news and disinformation about the vaccine. Often this is spread by social media, with no scientific evidence.

    That's why it's so important that we have dedicated councillors like Rabina Khan going into her community, meeting with people in a socially distanced way, and addressing their concerns directly.

  • Article: Feb 10, 2021

    Our first ever online conference in September was a huge success - so we'll be back online for our Spring Conference from 19th to 21st March. You can find out more and register for it here.

    Register for conference

    As usual, we'll be debating and deciding party policy on a whole range of hot topics, from creating jobs as we recover from the Covid pandemic to providing sanctuary for vulnerable refugees. Here's a quick rundown of all the policy motions:

  • Article: Feb 10, 2021

    The Liberal Democrats have long called for a rethink on plans on for a new coal mine in Cumbria and I am delighted that's exactly what has happened.

    If Boris Johnson is serious about climate action he will call on Cumbria county council to scrap the mine

    Cumbria County Council now need to do the right thing and throw these plans out, or the Prime Minister must intervene to make sure the coal mine is scrapped.

    It's astonishing that a new coal mine in Britain is even being considered - particularly the year we are hosting the vital COP26 conference.

    If Boris Johnson is serious about climate action he will call on Cumbria county council to scrap the mine.

    The Government needs to transform its attitude to the climate emergency. That is why I have proposed a £150 billion green coronavirus recovery plan, reshaping our economy to protect the future of our country and our planet.