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  • 27 May 2017

    Today I was out listening to constituents in Okehampton, Chagford, Ashburton and Bovey Tracey - very encouraged by level of support and will continue to work very hard over the coming days. Enjoyed Bovey Hustings last night though a shame that there were only 3 of the candidates present - myself, Labour and Green. Good to meet the Labour candidate and once again share a platform with Andy Willi.... Read more...


  • 22 May 2017

    Chudleigh campaigning, response continues to be positive.

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  • 20 May 2017

    Out on the doorstep in Bovey Tracey. Strong positive response with many very concerned about prospect of Jeremy Corbyn as Prime Minister. I have never taken the outcome of this election for granted - Labour have been moving up strongly in the polls over recent days and are polling higher than Ed Milliband did last time around. Here in Central Devon Labour polled more votes than the Lib Dems .... Read more...


  • 19 May 2017

    Great time at the Devon County Show this year and good to see high attendance despite the rain. Many very valuable conversations with Central Devon farmers on the NFU stand. Important opportunity for me to reassure our farmers that a future Conservative government will protect farming support payments throughout the next Parliament..

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  • 18 May 2017

    Plenty of canvassing today in Okehampton, Moretonhampstead and Crediton. All positive. Common comment is that people like Theresa May “she has backbone and we need that.”

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  • 17 May 2017

    Getting very positive response on the doorstep - people trust Theresa May to deliver on our commitment for a successful Brexit. Clear majority of those I speak with now want us to get on with delivering Brexit and accept that TM is the best to person to get the right deal for our country. Much depends on this - a strong economy on which our vital public services depend requires the right deal w.... Read more...


  • 16 May 2017

    Labour have just launched their manifesto - eye watering tax rises and buckets full of additional spending. How on earth is putting up business taxes from 19% to 26% going to help the economy grow, generate money for our public services and allow us to eliminate the deficit? Conservative manifesto out later this week. I will be looking not just at the headline announcements but also the detail .... Read more...


  • 15 May 2017

    General Election campaign locally in full swing. Very excited about the early policy announcements prior to launch of our national manifesto this week. The plans for boosting social housing especially welcome. 1.4 billion to be invested via councils and housing associations in social housing and really good news that tenants will be given the opportunity to purchase these properties in time and.... Read more...


  • 05 May 2017

    MEL STRIDE, who served as the Member of Parliament for Central Devon since 2010 has been re-selected as the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate to fight the seat in the General Election on June 8th. Mr Stride, who also serves as a Government Minister, was elected with 52% of the vote share in 2015 with a majority of 21,265. UKIP came second with 13.2% and Labour came third with 12.8% and the L.... Read more...


  • 12 Sep 2016

    The Silverton & District branch of the Central Devon Conservative Association held a successful fundraiser on Friday (9th Sept) at Hayne House. The branch, which also covers Bradninch, Thorverton, Stoke Canon and a number of smaller villages, was re-launched earlier this year following an increase in party membership in the area. Guest speaker Mel Stride MP spoke to a packed event comprisin.... Read more...


  • 12 Sep 2016

    Organised by Crediton residents Chris Findell, Wendy Quick and Christina Squier the Central Devon Conservative Lunch Club held a successful fundraiser on Friday (9th Sept) at The Devon Hotel in Exeter with Central Devon’s local MP Mel Stride as its special guest.

    Mrs Findell said:

    “Friday was another very well-attended lunch which, as always, was both a good social occasion and a fa.... Read more...


  • 25 Aug 2016

    AN INDEPENDENT review of Devon County Council (DCC) division boundaries by the Boundary Commission has taken place over the past couple of years and its changes will come into force at the next round of DCC elections next May. Such reviews take place every decade or so to ensure divisions are evenly sized and in this instance DCC has also asked the Commission to reduce the overall number of cou.... Read more...






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