Jackie Brodie

Liberal Democrat Councillor for Bushell Ward Learn more

Well a reminder if you need it that tomorrow is Polling Day for the Devon County Council elections. The date of May 4th, 2017 has been near the top of my thoughts for 18 months at least now, but I do appreciate that for many people the day will pass much the same as any […]

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If you are a postal voter , just a reminder, if you needed it, that Monday is a Bank Holiday, so if you haven’t put your vote in the post yet, then ideally you should do it today, or at least over the weekend. If you miss getting it in the post you can take […]

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Rundle Road Yellow Lines Are On Their Way

by jackiebrodie on 25 April, 2017

Several people have contacted me about the long awaited double yellows in Rundle Road, and I can report that yes they are on their way. I have chased this many times, including this week. However, we are on the cusp of getting them. The legal process has been completed ie. it has been advertised (the […]

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Some of you may have read John Balment’s Column in the MDA recently where he reflected on why he wouldn’t want to stand to become a local Councillor. However, I feel compelled to respond to one of his statements about local Councillors where he says “ on important issues they (Councillors) come under the whip […]

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Local Campaigning!!

by jackiebrodie on 8 April, 2017

I have always advocated supporting local business whenever and wherever possible. Interesting to note therefore that at least some of the literature coming from the Labour Party and Conservative Party locally at this election is being printed in the Netherlands! We have perfectly good printers here in Newton Abbot. We always ask them for quotes […]

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County Election and District By-Election May 4th

by jackiebrodie on 8 April, 2017

Thank you to everyone that has given me such a warm welcome on the doorstep, it is appreciated. From conversations I have had recently it seems there is a bit of confusion in Bushell Ward about the 2 elections that are being held on the same day, May 4th. So just to make things a […]

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County Elections Under Way – Use Your Vote Wisely

by jackiebrodie on 5 April, 2017

Nominations for the County Elections are announced today. I have been selected as the Lib Dem candidate for Newton Abbot North, which includes the 2 District Wards of Bushell and Bradley. Many of you will know that I have been the District Councillor for Bushell Ward for the last 6 years, having been re-elected with […]

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Huge Response To School Cuts Petition : Sign Here

by jackiebrodie on 30 March, 2017

The Lib Dems are running a Devon wide petition against the Conservative Party’s ( national and local) huge cuts in schools budgets. These cuts, which vary from school to school, will without any doubt damage the quality of our school children’s education. Head Teachers are very concerned about how they are going to cope…Classroom Assistants […]

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Devon County Conservatives have been a bit short on facts when talking about education funding cuts. And this week we hear they are launching their own petition against the Government’s cuts. Petitioning their own Conservative friends that is? Meanwhile they are turning a blind eye and keeping quiet about the funding cuts they themselves are […]

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Absent Tory False Claims

by jackiebrodie on 21 March, 2017

Conservative County Councillor for Newton Abbot North, Eve Barisic, who is still claiming her £11,000 pa allowance whilst living in France, is also still claiming that she “lives in and loves” Newton Abbot, according to her Twitter profile!! Clearly she should have resigned from her post when her circumstances changed, but the local Conservative Party […]

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