Lew Howgate Launches Campaign to Win Torbay

In the packed 'Cantina', Paignton, Lee Howgate launched his campaign to become your next MP for Torbay. Members from across Torbay joined Lee as he launched his campaign, with speeches from the former Torbay MP Adrian Sanders and Totnes Liberal Democrat constituency candidate Sarah Wollaston. Lee...

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Community Champion steps down from Torbay Council

Torbay Liberal Democrats regret to announce that Rick Heyse, Liberal Democrat Councillor forGoodrington with Roselands, will be stepping down with immediate effect due to a change inpersonal circumstances. Commenting on his decision, Rick Heyse said, “It was an absolute privilege and honour to be...

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Great news for regeneration in Paignton

The Government has announced today that Paignton is one of 50 towns across the country to receive a share of the Future High Streets Funding. This means that Torbay Council will receive £150,000 in seed funding to develop plans to improve the town centre, with an opportunity for millions of pound...

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Torbay Council Leader Backs Calls For Fairer Public Health Funding

Steve Darling, Liberal Democrat Leader of Torbay Council, has joined forces with over a third of upper tier council leaders across England to back Cancer Research UK’s call for the new Government to increase public health funding. The number of people with cancer in the UK is set to rise steeply ...

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MP’s Vote On Same-Sex Marriage ‘Shameful’

The decision by the MP for Torbay, Kevin Foster, to vote against extending same-sex marriage rights to Northern Ireland has been described as ‘shameful’ by local Liberal Democrat Councillor Swithin Long. Commenting on the MP’s vote, Councillor Long said, “As an openly gay man I grew up during a t...

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Affordable homes boost for Paignton

At the forthcoming Full Council Meeting on 18th July, a report will be discussed regarding the proposed disposal of land at Collaton St Mary and Preston Down Road in Paignton, which will unlock the opportunity of more affordable homes in Paignton. This proposed decision follows the Council being ...

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