•   Local Tories channel Trump in attempt to bamboozle over cuts to Devon's NHS A rather Trumpist email (sent to me by a concerned resident) appears to be a stock response being circulated to people contacting their conservative councillors about the service cuts being made to the NHS in Devon, as part of a government instruction to save over £400m by 2024. The annual budget is [...]

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    I have just submitted this motion to Devon County Council for the full council meeting on 23 July. It was an absolute pleasure to work with the thoughtful and considered sixth form students at The Kings School, especially young BAME people, to create this motion. The BLM movement appears to have triggered something very powerful and potentially very healing... and is in my view, an ideal [...]

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      A plan to build thousands of new houses across East Devon was unveiled last week, with proposals for specific areas in the county. I have since spent time talking with strategic planning officers to try and understand the detail of the national policy driving this. Strategic planning is technical and complicated and takes some learning. I was heavily involved in strategic [...]

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