We are now just a week away from the EU referendum on June 23rd and here in Torbay we can be proud that we have been leading the way for the Remain campaign.
But with a week to go, there is so much we can do. Can you can spare an hour, two hours, maybe more, whatever time you have available to help with the campaign?
Below are the roles in broad categories. All are welcome to take part.EU Referendum - The Final Week's Activities
In Torbay on Saturday 14th May, the Liberal Democrats are running street stalls for their #InTogether campaign. Please come along and help your local volunteers. Play your part in what is probably the most important political issue of the last 40 years and will determine the shape of our future. Here is where we will be:-
Torquay: High St (Primark) 10:30 - 1300
Paignton: Victoria St (Costa) 10:30 -13:00
Brixham: Fore St (Lytehouse) 14:00 -16:00
Dennis Brewer 07802 402500
Nick Pentney has won the Tormohun by-election for the Lib Dems with 47% of the vote share and more than double the number of votes of our Conservative rivals.
Well done to Nick and to everyone involved for all your hard work.
Here are the official results:-Nick Pentney (Lib Dem) wins in Tormohun!
Torbay’s two Conservative Mayors could not have been more chalk and cheese in character. The first having all vision and no detail, spending huge amounts, over £600,000, on consultants to write his plans. The second shied away from vision and strategy ignoring professional advice, closely controlling the councillors and seemingly reacting to situations in a random and haphazard manner.Abolish the Mayoral System
Torbay’s two tory Mayors could not have been more chalk and cheese in character. The first having all vision and no detail, spending huge amounts, over £600,000, on consultants to write his plans. The second shies away from vision and strategy ignoring professional advice, closely controlling the councillors and seemingly reacting to situations in a random and haphazard manner.
In both cases the Mayors have pursued their own agendas despite opposition from their own councillors, sponsoring vanity projects such as the Babbacombe Downs fish restaurant and the building of beach huts, in both cases at great cost and the latter with an uncontrolled overspend.5th of May - your chance to help us Axe the Mayor
On Saturday afternoon Torbay Liberal Democrats collected 201 signatures for our petition 'Keep Oldway for the People' in less than 2 hours in Paignton town centre.
The support from the people of Paignton was overwhelming. As soon as we had set up, a queue formed with people waiting to sign the petition. At one point in the afternoon, a petition board was circulating on its own as members of the public who signed the petition encouraged other people to sign too and to pass the petition on.
During the afternoon we heard fond memories from Paignton residents; some who were married at Oldway, some who used to work in the building and others who attending sports or social events at in the Mansion house. It seems that almost everyone who lives in Paignton has an Oldway story or memory.
Torbay Liberal Democrats have now collected more than 2200 signatures on our Oldway petition, but Oldway still scandalously lies rotting and so our work continues.
Thank you to all who attended and to the people of Paignton for your overwhelming response!
When elected in May last year the new Conservative MP for Torbay promised "a fresh start". This seems to have manifested in two ways. Firstly the introduction of 'appointment only' advice surgeries; and secondly the publicly funded constituency office only being available to residents for 3 hours a day. Perhaps the staff have something better to do in the afternoon?
Does Kevin Foster's Office Have Something Better to do than help Residents?