Instead, I want to hand over my ward to people I can trust to look after it, and its residents, so I am backing East Devon Alliance Independent candidates Matt Coppell and Crawford Winlove.
Both work at Exeter University.
They are bright, energetic and committed young men who will make excellent councillors. I have known Matt since we were at secondary school together.
EDDC needs them so please give them your support if you live in the ward!
Matt is on the left and Crawford on the right.