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Paula DolphinPaula Dolphin

Prospective Parliamentary Candidate

Liberal Democrats members in Torridge & West Devon have chosen Paula Dolphin as their prospective parliamentary candidate to fight the next general election.

Paula says: “I am proud to have been chosen as the next Lib Dem parliamentary candidate. I have learnt and have great respect for Devon’s individual history, tradition and way of life. Next year we will be showing the electors of Torridge & West Devon just how a Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament will fight for them. I know that many of my friends living in the area well remember the excellent work of Lord John Burnett when he was our MP. I want to provide that same level of leadership and dedication.”

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Adam Bridgewater for Tavistock South West

Understanding the issues and speaking out for Tavistock residents

Friday 10 April 2015

Adam lives in the ward and has previous experience as a West Devon Councillor.  He would be taking over from retiring Lib Dems Councillor Alison Clish-Green.    more on this . . .


Why I want to be a full time MP

Paula Dolphin Explains

Tuesday 13 January 2015

BBC Spotlight has highlighted West Devon MP, Geoffrey Cox's, other job, as a highly paid lawyer.  Paula Dolphin explains why Torridge and West Devon needs a full time MP.  See Why I want to be a full time MP.


Opposing Local Hospital Closure

Paula Dolphin Vows to Fight for Torrington Hospital

Monday 12 January 2015

The Liberal Democratic Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Torridge & West Devon, Paula Dolphin, has vowed to fight to keep Torrington Hospital open.     more on this . . .


Better Opportunities for Young People

New Database of Opportunities for 16 to 18 Year Olds

Thursday 8 January 2015

Great news that a new database of courses, opportunities and skills for 16 to 18-year-olds, similar to the UCAS university admissions system, will be in place for September 2015.     more on this . . .


Paula Dolphin Wants to Preserve NHS

Sparking Debate

Monday 5 January 2015

Twitter is a great place for sparking debate, which Paula Dolphin very much welcomes.

Today, Councillor Mike Sparling (Lab) said in a tweet that his party would repeal the Health and Social Care Act of 2012, which effectively puts clinicians at the centre of commissioning, enabling NHS funding to be spent more effectively.     more on this . . .


Families buying Homes will pay less in Stamp Duties

A Coalition Reform

Friday 5 December 2014

Home buyers in Torridge & West Devon will pay on average £308 less in Stamp Duty under new Coalition reforms, research by the Liberal Democrats has shown.     more on this . . .


Closing Pyworthy School penalises rural communities

Ofsted grading not a reason to close school

Monday 1 December 2014

On Tuesday, Pyworthy Primary School's Community, part of the Holsworthy Federation of Schools, received the shock news that it was due to close at the end of this year.    more on this . . .


Home for Route 39 school blocked

Plans for school to be at Steart Farm refused

Thursday 11 September 2014

The Planning Committee has refused permission for North Devon’s first free school – saying they support the idea but not the location.   more on this . . .



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