Monthly Archives: May 2014

My bid for Parliament

By |2014-05-29T07:22:00+00:00May 29th, 2014|News|

In the last four very rewarding years that I have been a councillor serving on East Devon District Council (and from 2013 Devon County Council) I have been contacted by many residents.

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EDDC appeals against Information Commissioner’s ruling on transparency

By |2014-05-27T21:42:00+00:00May 27th, 2014|News|

EDDC has appealed against the Information Commissioner’s ruling that the council publishes the full unredacted buildings survey reports from Davis Langdon, which gives information about the state of the buildings. An issue long contested by residents, who are sceptical about how delapidated the buildings are.

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Ukip tops the poll in East Devon, mirroring south west result and across the country

By |2014-05-26T08:48:00+00:00May 26th, 2014|News|

Anyone watching the coverage of the European elections last night on the BBC couldn’t help but be struck by the seismic shift to the right.

I watched riveted, as the graphs showed the country slowly turn purple, with the libdems appearing to pay the price for people’s disaffection with major party politics.  There is now only one libdem MEP in the country.

The conservatives were pushed into third place in many areas.

Across Europe, the shock result was in France, with the dramatic and massive success of the far right party - Front National - which polled a remarkable 25 per cent of votes. There appears to be a move to the centre right, across most of the remainder of Europe.

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Gittisham residents meet to discuss permission for 300 houses

By |2014-05-25T09:08:00+00:00May 25th, 2014|News|

Myself and Cllr Susie Bond attended a meeting at Gittisham last Wednesday evening, called by Gittisham Parish Council, to discuss a way forward following the approval of 300 houses between Gittisham and Honiton, by EDDC’s planning inspections committee last month.

Susie is the East Devon district councillor for Gittisham and I am the Devon county councillor and at the meeting we outlined our views of the process and outcome of the decision. Here’s her report of the meeting….. https://susiebond.wordpress.com/

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No plans “whatsoever” to cull beavers, say DEFRA

By |2014-05-21T11:40:00+00:00May 21st, 2014|News|

OK, after giving a wishy washily suspicious quote to the Independent yesterday, now DEFRA is denying it plans to harm our beavers…...

So what are their intentions then? I am endeavouring to find out more….

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Does DEFRA intend to kill the beavers living on the Otter?

By |2014-05-20T21:08:00+00:00May 20th, 2014|News|

Totally shocking story that will be published in tomorrow’s Independent newspaper (webbed this evening). I had a call from a journalist this morning and just couldn’t believe it….

What is it about Mr Paterson and his desire to kill our wild animals?

See the story below…

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