Newton Abbot Lib Dems

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Lib Dem Group at Manifesto Launch 2023

Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate Martin Wrigley

General Election July 4th 2024 - It's between the Tory and the Lib Dems in Newton Abbot.

General Election Thursday July 4th 2024

Lib Dem candidate Martin Wrigley says "I'm ready and looking forward to the election"

Newton Abbot is a straight choice between the Tory and Martin Wrigley. 
With your help we can have a new MP for Newton Abbot

Please support Martin Wrigley to be the next MP


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Tactical Voting in Newton Abbot Constituency

If you want to vote against the Conservatives - how can you decide who to support here in Newton Abbot Constituency. We cover from Kenton, Dawlish, Teignmouth, Bishopsteignton, Shaldon, Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot and Ipplepen to Broadhempston

Tactical Voting - What you need to know

There are eight candidates standing in the constituency, and clearly the smaller parties won't get enough votes to win.

The seat has been held by the Lib Dems before, and it can be again, with your help.

Here are some things to consider:

The Lib Dems won the local elections in May 2023, and have more councillors at all levels than any other party.
At Devon County there are 4 Lib Dems and 2 Conservatives.

Lib Dems have the record of achievement, the  support on the ground, the strength of numbers and the record of election wins that bring and keep voters on board

Lib Dem Candidate Martin Wrigley has successfully won elections since 2015, and ran in the General Election of 2019 regaining second place and beating the active local labour candidate.

This seat is declared by Labour HQ as a ‘Non-battleground seat”  That means it isnt a target seat, they will not put national resources in to this seat and the do not expect to win it.

The national Labour website directs volunteers from the area to help win their target seat of Plymouth Moor View

Labour have no councillors at District or County level in the constituency.  In May 2023 they did return their first elected Town Councillors (two of them) in Teignmouth.  In every ward Lib Dems got more votes than the Labour candidates.  Labours candidate ran in teh District election, In Kenn Valley (not in teh constiuency, he came last in the poll behind teh conservatives.

Local by-elections

Since the May 2023 local elections there have been three Town or District council by-elections.
All three have been won by Lib Dems

Teignmouth October 2023 - Town council by-election Lib Dem Dan won 52% of the vote, Labour came third behind the Conservatives in Teignmouth, their strongest base.

In February 2024 - Newton Abbot town council. Lib Dem Amanda won.  Labour didn't even stand.

In May 2024 Ashbuton and Buckfastleigh (not in the constituency but in Teignbridge) Lib Dem Jack won. Labour were again beaten by the conservatives,

Tactical Voting Websites are Backing the Lib Dems for Newton Abbot

Electoral Calculus:

Tactical Vote:

Newstatesman / Britain Predicts:

Best for Britain - mistakenly assumes that Labour sees Newton Abbot as a Target seat - that is not correct, it is a Labour "non-Battleground" seat.


Across the Newton Abbot Constituency only the Lib Dems can beat the Conservatives.

If you wish to beat the Conservatives, please vote for Martin Wrigley.

Bar chart showing Lib Dem beat Labour
Teignmouth By Election Result October 2023

Local Lib Dem News and Views

Martin Wrigley

Leaders Column 28th March - The Futures Bright…

With the Easter weekend approaching and the weather giving us the odd fine day, it is starting to feel like spring is finally here. Having been heralded by the daffodils the full bloom of spring is full of promise and renewal.

28 Mar 2024
Martin Wrigley

Leader’s Column 14th March – National Budget

I’m not entirely sure what I was expecting from the Westminster government’s budget, but even so, I am disappointed. Very little in what they announced will help the country, help people with the cost-of-living crisis, help the NHS or the environment...

14 Mar 2024
Martin Wrigley

Leader’s column 29th Feb

This week has been Budget week at Teignbridge. We have been facing questions on how we keep the council services running in the face of not having enough funds to do so. If central government does as it has suggested, Teignbridge will lose over £3M more

29 Feb 2024

UK Lib Dem news

Ed and his son John

Ed's story

Caring isn't just Ed's story, it's the story of millions, caring for each other, dealing with tough times, and keeping going with love.

5 Jun 2024

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