By-election. Clifton with Maidenway Ward, Paignton. 5th November

This by-election has been called due to the sad death of hard working Liberal Democrat Councillor Ruth Pentney.

Winning this seat relies on the kind help local volunteers. There are plenty of ways to get involved.


Liberal Democrats tackle Poor Quality Housing in Torbay

At the last Torbay Full Council meeting on the 24th September, 2015, Liberal Democrat Councillors on Torbay Council proposed a scheme that could see millions of pounds invested in private sector housing in Torbay to reduce the numbers of poor quality private sector rented homes in the Bay and dev...

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'Dog's dinner' Torbay Corporate Plan

The Torbay Corporate plan, which had previously been rejected by the overview and scrutiny committee has been approved despite the fact that only 18 people had responded to the consultation process. At Thursday night's full council meeting, Cllr Steve Darling said: "It's fair to say that this is ...

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Liberal Democrat Councillors force Mayoral Referendum vote on 22 October

In a shock move last night Conservative controlled Torbay Council withdrew the item on holding a Mayoral referendum next May.  Cllr Chris Carter, Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group, who is seconding the motion said “There was no explanation provided to the meeting as to why this had been...

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60 Players at Paignton Chess Congress sign Oldway Petition

Last week, Paignton held its annual Chess Congress; an event which attracts people from around the country to the Bay. Until 2012 and for 60 years, the Paignton Chess Congress was hosted at Oldway Mansion. This was a prestigious event in the chess calendar and in previous years attracted world cl...

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Torbay's Affordable Homes Issue Discussed on Radio 4's PM Programme

Today, Steve Darling, Leader of the Lib Dem group on Torbay Council has been hitting the airwaves with an interview on PM on Radio 4 as well as BBC Spotlight to highlight the need for affordable homes in the Bay.

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Service for Ruth Pentney

Ruth’s Service will be on Friday 18 September, 11am at Sacred Heart Church Cecil Road Paignton Ruth's family have said that all who knew her are welcome. Ruth requested flowers from family only. Donations to any of the following: Critical Care Unit of Torbay Hospital Friends of Factory Row Motor...

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Tributes paid to Ruth Pentney

Statement from Cllr Steve Darling, Group Leader of Torbay Liberal Democrats on the passing of Ruth Pentney, Liberal Democrat activist and Torbay Councillor. Ruth was elected to Torbay Council in 2003 to the Clifton with Maidenway ward. Before this she agented for dozens of successful Liberal and...

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Massive backing to – Axe the Mayor

The Liberal Democrats are the only party on Torbay Council fully committed to axing the Elected Mayor. We feel that this system is undemocratic by its nature and concentrates too much power in one person. It is an unnecessary additional cost to local tax payers.

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Torbay Lib Dems Campaign for Better Homes

Torbay has a significant shortage of affordable rented homes, having less than half (8%) the national average of Social housing in Torbay with 1921 households on Torbay council’s Housing register for house holds in housing need.

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20 is plenty

Liberal Democrat campaigners in Torbay are challenging the Conservative council to introduce a new 20mph speed limit in residential areas around Torbay.

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