CENTRAL DEVON CONSERVATIVES GATHER FOR AGM WITH YOUTH MEMBERSHIP AT SIX-YEAR HIGH

16th March 2018

CONSERVATIVE PARTY members across Central Devon attended a packed Annual General Meeting at the Boniface Centre in Crediton this evening (16th March). The mood was positive following an excellent set of Devon County Council election results in 2017, which saw the party win 9 of the 11 seats that are wholly or partly in Central Devon, and a very strong local General Election result where local MP Mel Stride was re-elected with an increased share of the vote. Chairman Mike Davies reported on a strong year of fundraising, on youth membership (members under 23) being at a six-year high and congratulated Mr Stride on his promotion to Financial Secretary to the Treasury – a key position in government and senior position in HM Treasury.

After attending the AGM Mr Stride said:

β€œIn terms of our membership it has been another positive year for our party and it is especially encouraging to see more young people getting involved with politics and joining the Conservative Party. As always, I am hugely grateful to our members for their continued support, particularly in pounding the streets with local updates and surveys so we can continue to listen to and address the concerns of local residents.”

Okehampton West Devon Borough Councillor Mike Davies was re-elected as Chairman of the Association for the coming year.

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For more information please contact Mike Davies on 07771 933718.