Richard Younger-Ross

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Richard Younger-Ross
Newton Abbot Lib Dems,
41 Higher Brimley Road,
TQ14 8JU
United Kingdom
Twitter: @yrossr
Facebook: richardyr


Richard Younger-Ross
Newton Abbot

Richard Younger-Ross is the former MP for Teignbridge, which included all of the new Newton Abbot constituency.

Over recent years Richard has successfully campaigned on many local and national issues. These have included:

Working with Dentists, the NHS and the local Council to create over 7,000 new NHS places ensuring all local people had access to a NHS dentist.
On water charges he co-led a delegation to the Prime Minister in early 2010, and was given a promise that water charges in the South West would be cut. Honouring this promise, prices were eventually cut.
Secured commitments from Network Rail on a number of items including altering a platform at Starcross to make it safer and creating a crossing at Dawlish Warren for emergency vehicles to cross the track.
Helped over 15,000 people with casework and questions over his time in Parliament.
He is currently leading the campaign to protect our countryside from excessive development and to ensure new development maximises the number of affordable home for local families.
At the 2010 general election, Richard came a close second to the Conservatives. Labour were a poor third and the Greens a distant fifth. The Lib Dems have a real chance of winning the Newton Abbot constituency at the next general election.

Before entering Parliament Richard worked in architecture. He started off as a junior technician and made his way up to became a senior project manager before eventually working for himself.

He understands that vital jobs are often underpaid and is pleased that the Lib Dems in government are committed to taking low paid workers out of tax. He supported the policy of workers paying no Income Tax on the first £10,000 they earn and supports the campaign that no one on minimum wage should pay tax.

Richard lives locally in Teignmouth and currently represents that town on Devon County Council. Richard uses local shops and services and is often seen shopping for groceries in Teignmouth with his wife Susan. He is chair of a local charity that provides services and help for the over 50’s and believes that the Newton Abbot constituency needs a local campaigner who lives in the area and will fight for local people and their services.