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The Mid Devon Labour Chatterbox evening was well attended - we received a warm welcome from Lucy Betts who runs the East Street community cafe. At least 12 people attended - quite a few newly attending members eager to exchange political views on current affairs as well as get to know each other. A great success I'd say. I'm looking forward to more events like this as well as an opportunity to meet even more of our 400+ members within the Branch region. Spread the word

Grazyna Baran

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Mid Devon Chatterbox evening a great success

The Mid Devon Labour Chatterbox evening was well attended - we received a warm welcome from Lucy Betts who runs the East Street community cafe. At least 12 people attended...

General Election 2017 

Dear Members

We made considerable gains across Central Devon, nationally the vote increased by 10.1% however in Central Devon the increase was 14.1%. In 2015, we polled 6,985 votes, now in General Election 2017, 15,598 votes. 

While the national picture remains unclear Central Devon Labour will hold Mel Stride and the Central Devon Conservatives to account and we will be more prominent across the constituency engaging to improve the lives of all Central Devon constituents. 

I believe that we have a chance to topple Mel Stride at the next election which may be before the end of this calendar year.  So, I ask you wherever you sit along the Labour Party political line to come and express your opinions and ideas. 

For those who volunteered in Mid Devon, Okehampton and East Dartmoor my sincere thanks, you made this result happen. I would like to give a few people a special mention:

John, my sincere thanks for running the Social Media Campaign and Mid Devon’s presence during the campaign. 

Paula, thank you all you do for Central Devon Labour around your spare time. 

Ray Aplin, for his and Okehampton's approach during this campaign. 

Jinni King, for her tireless work throughout the campaign even when on holiday. 

Janette, for being Lisa's handbag holder and email replies

Ruth Dixon, the Vice Chair, she kept the campaign meeting to the itinerary (no mean feat!) and was a sounding board. 

Graz, for helping with the voluminous email correspondence

Chris Robillard, for being the agent, always being positive and his infectious personality. 

Finally, our candidate, Lisa Robillard Webb, she has sacrificed so much for Central Devon not just during this campaign but for years, for things to build you need a solid foundation and she provided that and laid the platform for success. My sincere thanks to her family, Paul, Elliot and Finn who gave her the support at home and allowed their house to be a campaign hub, a huge debt of gratitude is owed to them.

Central Devon, Rome was not built in a day, we may not have reached our ultimate goal and there is work to be done, however Central Devon I am more confident than ever we will send a Labour Candidate to Westminster as your Member of Parliament. 

My Sincere Thanks. 

Stephen Kamalarajan 

Central Devon Labour Campaign Manager

 

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The inaugural campaign meeting

 

 

 

Published by: John Ross; 3 Victoria Place, Pounds Hill, Crediton, Devon EX17 1DS. Published on behalf of Central Devon CLP campaign agent: Christopher Robillard, 8 St Pauls Close, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9JD

Stephen Kamalarajan thanks everyone

General Election 2017  Dear Members We made considerable gains across Central Devon, nationally the vote increased by 10.1% however in Central Devon the increase was 14.1%. In 2015, we polled...

Here in Mid Devon Labour Party members have no intention to stop campaigning for a fair society and a labour government. We will continue campaigning for a fair society for the many not the few.

We were out on the streets of Crediton, Yeoford and Bow for a last ditch attempt to talk to voters Saturday 3rd June and Wednesday 7th June 2017: See below for more photos:

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And below Yeoford:

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And below at Bow:

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Expect to be seeing at lot more of us in the months and weeks ahead.

 

 

 

Published by: John Ross; 3 Victoria Place, Pounds Hill, Crediton, Devon EX17 1DS. Published on behalf of Central Devon CLP campaign agent: Christopher Robillard, 8 St Pauls Close, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9JD

 

Last minute campaigning in Mid Devon

Here in Mid Devon Labour Party members have no intention to stop campaigning for a fair society and a labour government. We will continue campaigning for a fair society for...

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Conservatives Plan to cut £8.9billion from school budgets between now and 2022. Above is how this effects local schools in Crediton. 
Labour will not waste money on inefficient free schools and the Conservatives’ grammar schools vanity project. Labour does not want a return to secondary moderns. We will also oppose any attempt to force schools to become academies. 
Labour’s schools policy will be built on the following four foundations:
1 Investment – we will make sure schools are properly resourced by reversing the Conservatives’ cuts and ensuring that all schools have the resources they need. We will introduce a fairer funding formula that leaves no school worse off, while redressing the historical underfunding of certain schools. Labour will also invest in new school buildings, including the phased removal of asbestos from existing schools.
2  Quality – we will drive up standards across the board, learning from examples of best practice, such as Labour’s London Challenge, to encourage co-operation and strong leadership across schools. We trust in teachers and support staff professionalism to refocus their workload on what happens in the classroom.
3  Accountability – Labour will ensure that all schools are democratically accountable, including appropriate controls to see that they serve the public interest and their local communities. We will require joined-up admissions policies across local schools to enable councils to fulfil their responsibilities on child places, to simplify the admissions process for parents and to ensure that no child slips through the net.
4 Inclusion – Every child is unique, and a Labour-led education system will enable each to find their learning path through a wide choice of courses and qualifications. We will invest in measures to close the attainment gap between children from different backgrounds.
figures included published via http://schoolcuts.org.uk/
[1,4,5,6] We used analysis of the three main parties' spending commitments published by the Institute of Fiscal Studies to calculate the impact of those spending commitments on schools in England.
We used the GDP deflator published by HM Treasury to estimate general inflation over the period 2015-16 to 2021-22.
Figures for 2021/22 have been calculated from a dataset provided by the Department for Education through the COLLECT system. The dataset contains sensitive information which is why it is not generally available. We were able to make accurate calculations for 2021/22. All the figures are in 2017/18 prices.
The calculations were made on the basis that the National Funding Formula (NFF) due to be introduced in April 2018 will be that proposed by the Secretary of State on Wednesday 14 December 2016. The calculations were made using the following evidence.
a. The Liberal Democrat and Conservative manifesto commitments to ensure no school loses out in cash terms from NFF.
b. The Labour manifesto commitment to ensure that no school loses out in real terms from NFF.
c. That the Liberal Democrat and Conservative manifesto commitments would result in caps to gains under the NFF of 3% in 2018-19, then 2.5% in 2019-20, 2% in 2020-21 and 2% in 2021-22.
d. That the Labour manifesto commitments would result in schools gaining funding under the NFF having those gains capped at 1% above inflation.
All the data is available at www.bit.ly/school_cuts_data_2017
[2] Amount that would be lost for every pupil at Queen Elizabeth's as a result of the reduced budget. The school has 1146 pupils according to the Government's school census.
[3]  Equivalent number of teachers that would be lost based on the average teacher salary at Queen Elizabeth's, or £37,250 if the figure is not published.

Published by: John Ross; 3 Victoria Place, Pounds Hill, Crediton, Devon EX17 1DS. Published on behalf of Central Devon CLP campaign agent: Christopher Robillard, 8 St Pauls Close, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9JD

Crediton schools

Conservatives Plan to cut £8.9billion from school budgets between now and 2022. Above is how this effects local schools in Crediton.  Labour will not waste money on inefficient free schools...

Labour Party Activists campaigning around Central Devon:

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Published by: John Ross; 3 Victoria Place, Pounds Hill, Crediton, Devon EX17 1DS. Published on behalf of Central Devon CLP campaign agent: Christopher Robillard, 8 St Pauls Close, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9JD

 

Central Devon CLP activists in action

Labour Party Activists campaigning around Central Devon:       Published by: John Ross; 3 Victoria Place, Pounds Hill, Crediton, Devon EX17 1DS. Published on behalf of Central Devon CLP...

Mid Devon Labour Party members campaigning in Crediton, Morchard Bishop and Lapford for our Parliamenraty candidate Lisa Robillard Webb 27th May 2017:

Lapford:

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Crediton:

We set up at 10.00am. The rain started and the day was looking like a washout, but things started to brighten up around 11.00am. The people of Crediton were offering their support for the Labour Party and we were getting a great deal of positive feedback, and in my opinion it was a very encouraging day. A big thank you to Nigel for his help and cheerful approach to campaigning, It's good to see new faces on the Labour Party Stall. We will be out on Crediton High Street again next week 3rd June. Please come and join us. We can make a difference in this election!

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Morchard Bishop:

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Published by: John Ross; 3 Victoria Place, Pounds Hill, Crediton, Devon EX17 1DS. Published on behalf of Central Devon CLP campaign agent: Christopher Robillard, 8 St Pauls Close, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9JD

 

 

 

 

 

Mid Devon Members campaigning for Lisa Robillard Webb 27th May 2017: Crediton, Morchard Bishop and Lapford

Mid Devon Labour Party members campaigning in Crediton, Morchard Bishop and Lapford for our Parliamenraty candidate Lisa Robillard Webb 27th May 2017: Lapford: Crediton: We set up at 10.00am. The... Read more

Lisa Robillard Webb met with Sixth Form Students at South Dartmoor Community College on Monday.  The students were inquisitive and asked some challenging questions ranging from Trident, farming, Brexit, environmental issues and more.  It was such a pleasure to meet with such bright thinkers putting us politicians to the test!  Thank you for the opportunity.

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Published by: John Ross; 3 Victoria Place, Pounds Hill, Crediton, Devon EX17 1DS. Published on behalf of Central Devon CLP campaign agent: Christopher Robillard, 8 St Pauls Close, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9JD

Lisa Robillard Webb with Sixth Form Students

Lisa Robillard Webb met with Sixth Form Students at South Dartmoor Community College on Monday.  The students were inquisitive and asked some challenging questions ranging from Trident, farming, Brexit, environmental...

Lisa Robillard Webb was surprised and pleased that the one cow on Malcolm Light's farm to come forward from the herd to say hello was actually called Ashbury Red Rose!  A wonderful coincidence. Malcolm spoke about his hopes and concerns about farming whilst giving Lisa a guided tour of his beautiful land and even more stunning 'salers'.  Central Devon land and its people at its very best.

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Published by: John Ross; 3 Victoria Place, Pounds Hill, Crediton, Devon EX17 1DS. Published on behalf of Central Devon CLP campaign agent: Christopher Robillard, 8 St Pauls Close, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9JD

Lisa Robillard Webb connects with the Central Devon farming community

Lisa Robillard Webb was surprised and pleased that the one cow on Malcolm Light's farm to come forward from the herd to say hello was actually called Ashbury Red Rose!...

Mid Devon Labour Party members supporting our Parliamentary candidate Lisa Robillard Webb:

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Published by: John Ross; 3 Victoria Place, Pounds Hill, Crediton, Devon EX17 1DS. Published on behalf of Central Devon CLP campaign agent: Christopher Robillard, 8 St Pauls Close, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9JD

 

Mid Devon Labour Party members campaigning for our Parliamentary candidate Lisa Robillard Webb 20th May 2017

Mid Devon Labour Party members supporting our Parliamentary candidate Lisa Robillard Webb:       Published by: John Ross; 3 Victoria Place, Pounds Hill, Crediton, Devon EX17 1DS. Published on...

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