Richard Foord will be our Liberal Democrat candidate for the upcoming Tiverton & Honiton by-election.
I was proud to serve my country in the Armed Forces for ten years and now want to serve my community in Westminster.
Richard lives in Uffculme with his wife and family. He grew up in the West Country and served for ten years in the army after graduating from Sandhurst, reaching the rank of Major and receiving three campaign medals for service in Iraq and the Balkans.
Here we find ourselves again. It is now coming up on two years since the Conservatives' first threatened to break international law over the Northern Ireland Protocol. Then, this time last year, we heard the continued threats over Article 16 which threatened to overshadow the G7 summit in Cornwall. And now, we are awaiting a rumoured announcement from the Foreign Secretary regarding legislation which will, reportedly, unilaterally rip up the Protocol.
Scottish Liberal Democrat leader and health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP today called for action on the emergency care crisis from the SNP/Green Government after the latest figures show the number seen within the target 4 hours fell to 69.6%, well below the targeted 95%.
Alex Cole-Hamilton also reiterated his call for an urgent inquiry into avoidable deaths linked to the crisis in emergency care.
Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has today delivered his final message to the people of Scotland before polls open on Thursday 5thMay, highlighting a new poll showing falling support for the SNP and Conservatives and urging voters to instead choose local champions who will stand up for communities across Scotland.
Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has today hailed his party's big gains at the local elections as the party took 87 seats, up 20 from 2017 and more gains than any other opposition party.
Lib Dem successes included:
Doubling the council group in Edinburgh from 6 to 12 and winning the popular vote in Edinburgh West including an astonishing three councillors in the Almond ward.
Increasing the number of councillors in Fife from 7 to 13 and winning the popular vote in North East Fife.
Increasing the number of councillors in the Highlands from 10 to 15 and winning the popular vote in Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross.
Trebling the council group in South Lanarkshire and doubling the council group in Dundee.
Just a day after the local election results were announced, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has joined victorious candidate Jack Caldwell and activists to meet constituents in the Leith Walk ward.
Figures released by Edinburgh council today revealed that the party came second on first preference votes across the city with 20.5%, just 5.4% behind the SNP.
Liberal Democrat councillors have today ruled out any arrangement with the SNP in the running of Edinburgh Council.
At last week's election, the Liberal Democrats emerged as the big winners in the Scottish capital, coming second in first preference votes cast and doubling their number of councillors, from 6 to 12. The party made gains across the city, including in new wards in Forth, Southside / Newington, and Leith Walk.
Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Liam McArthur has today said that SNP promises to deliver a Scottish exchange programme to replace the Erasmus scheme have been shelved indefinitely, after ministers confirmed that no plans to consult on the scheme despite manifesto commitments made during last May's Scottish election.
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