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Chris Coleman for Devizes

We are delighted to announce that Chris Coleman is our candidate for the General Election on 8th June.

About Chris Coleman

Chris is currently a borough councillor in Cheltenham where he is the Deputy Leader of the Council and the Cabinet Member for the Green Environment. He is also a county councillor where he is the Liberal Democrat Lead on matters concerning highways. He also spent four years as a member of the Adoption Panel.

He is a member of the Children and Young People Board at the Local Government Association and represents the body on the National Adoption Leadership Board.

Away from his life as a councillor, Chris is a solicitor and has practised for over ten years. He has a young son, Oliver, and is a keen football fan. As a solicitor Chris specialises in legal aid work. He has spent a number of years representing his clients in difficult situations and has the experience to speak up for all the constituents of Devizes.

Chris says

"I am delighted to have been chosen to represent the Liberal Democrats in Devizes. We have hit the ground running with our campaign and I have already received a very warm welcome from the people I have met."

"This is of course a hugely important election and there is so much at stake. Theresa May called the election because she thinks she will win an overwhelming majority which will stifle all opposition. Our country needs a strong opposition and, whilst Jeremy Corbyn's Labour has failed the test, the Liberal Democrats can be the firm and vocal opposition the country needs."

"The Liberal Democrats will be campaigning to oppose the Conservatives' hard Brexit and setting out our plan to give the people the final say on whatever Brexit deal is secured. It must be the British people who decide whether the deal is best for our country, not politicians in Westminster or Brussels."

"The Lib Dems are the only party speaking up for the 48% who voted Remain in the Referendum as well as the millions of Leave voters who didn't expect their vote would be used to justify leaving the Single Market."

"But the election is also about our public services. Our NHS is at breaking point and only the Liberal Democrats have a plan to save it. We will raise income tax by a penny and ring-fence the £6 billion raised for health and social care. The Lib Dems are clear that our NHS must be properly resourced in order to provide the best possible mental and physical health care for us all. Locally I will be fighting to stop the devastating cuts we are seeing to social care services across the constituency and to ensure that this extra funding alleviates the enormous pressures which the local hospitals are under. "

"Under the Conservatives, schools across Wiltshire are facing cuts of over £20 million. Those cuts are bound to mean fewer teachers and larger classes. As an MP I would campaign to reverse the cuts and fight for fairer funding for all local schools. Every child in the Devizes constituency deserves an outstanding education and Conservative school budget cuts would prevent that."

"If I am elected as the next MP for Devizes, I will fight tirelessly to get the best deal for everyone. I will be living and working locally, holding regular meetings and surgeries and keeping in touch all year round. I will be the voice of Devizes in Parliament and not Parliament's voice in Devizes.

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  • Event: May 31, 2017 7:30 PM
    The Blue Boar, The Green, Aldbourne

    Lib Dem Pint at 7.30pm at The Blue Boar, The Green, Aldbourne

    Chance to come along and speak to our candidate Chris Coleman and to meet other supporters from the constituency.

  • Event: May 30, 2017 7:30 PM
    St Mary's Church, Marlborough

    Come and see what the Devizes Constituency candidates have to say at the Marlborough Hustings.

    The hustings take place on May 30th from 7:30pm at St Mary's Church Marlbourgh.

    Located at the Eastern end of the High Street, through an alleyway between Henry George Estate Agents and Dress Marlborough.

    The Church has a capacity of 200 so all welcome!

  • Article: May 19, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats recently distributed a letter signed by Dr Clare Gerada setting out her view on the challenges facing the NHS.

    Clare absolutely stands by those comments however the letter did contain incorrect details regarding Clare's time at the Royal College of General Practitioners. We thank Clare for publicising her concerns about our NHS and apologise for the drafting error. Here is the correct version of Clare's letter:

  • Event: May 27, 2017 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    High Street Marlborough
    Street Stall in the High Street. Come and show your support and spread the word to those shopping on market day.
  • Article: May 18, 2017

    With the announcement of the Conservative manifesto today, Theresa May has shown her true colours. I've scarcely seen a colder, more mean-spirited agenda in my entire career.

    There's no doubt about it: the Nasty party is back. The Tories are hitting families from cradle to grave by snatching school lunches from children and homes from the elderly.

  • Article: May 17, 2017

    A couple of weeks ago, in Kidlington near Oxford, I met a guy called Malcolm. I say met…he came up to me in the street and started shouting at me.

    You might have seen it on the news. Or the internet.

    In the end we actually got along. But he was angry with me for not getting behind Theresa May and backing Brexit. I think I calmed him down a bit when we spoke, but I don't think I changed his mind.

  • Tim Farron
    Article: May 17, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats have launched their manifesto for a brighter future.

    Change Britain's Future is a plan for a fairer Britain where people are decent to each other, with good schools and hospitals, a clean environment and an innovative economy.

    Nothing is more important to our children's future than Brexit. A bad Brexit deal, with Britain outside the single market, will wreck the future for our children, our economy and our schools and hospitals. That's why at the heart of the manifesto is a commitment to give the people the final say on the Brexit deal in a referendum.

  • Event: Jun 8, 2017
    United Kingdom

    Please vote!