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Former MP Simon Jupp has broken his silence on losing the new Honiton and Sidmouth seat to Liberal Democrat Richard Foord, saying serving East Devon had been the ‘greatest honour of my life’. Until the general election was called Mr Jupp was the MP for East Devon. In recent weeks, amid boundary changes, he campaigned to win the newly-created Honiton and Sidmouth seat. After learning Liberal Democrat rival Richard Foord had beaten him to become the Honiton and Sidmouth MP, Mr Jupp wished his successor ‘all the very best for this term of Parliament’. He said it had been a…

Voters in East Devon and Exeter will have to wait until the early hours of Friday morning (July 5) to learn who their MP will be. Devon voters keen to know which party has won in their constituency will need to stay up through the night to find out who their new MP is, writes local democracy reporter Bradley Gerrard. The county heads to the polls on Thursday (July 4) with the rest of the nation, and once polling stations close at 10pm, local councils kick into gear to get all the votes counted. All of Devon’s district and unitary…

There are hours to go before General Election polling booths open across the UK – and scores of East Devon and Exeter residents are still undecided on which way to vote. To help you decide who should win your cross on the ballot paper, East Devon News approached all the prospective candidates. Those contacted have been nominated to stand for the Exmouth and Exeter East constituency, Honiton and Sidmouth constituency, and for the Exeter seat. All were invited by email to submit their profile and a photo, which East Devon News has published here. For those who did not respond,…

The district council has blamed a printing contractor ‘mistake’ for resulting in scores of East Devon residents failing to receive polling cards. East Devon District Council (EDDC) on Monday (July 1) apologised to residents left without polling cards ahead of Thursday’s General Election (July 4). EDDC said it was ‘doing all it can’ to make sure East Devon residents affected can still vote. The district council said polling cards were sent out by first class post on Monday (July 1) to those still waiting. An EDDC spokesman said: “East Devon District Council has become aware that many residents did not…

The list of candidates setting their sights of being elected by East Devon residents in the July general election have been announced. General Election 2024: All the candidates for Exmouth and Exeter East; Honiton and Sidmouth; Exeter The district council has released the names of the candidates nominated for the Exmouth and Exeter East constituency, and the newly-created Honiton and Sidmouth constituency, The country will go to the polls on Thursday, July 4, 2024, after a general election was called in May. Honiton and Sidmouth is one of the new constituencies that will replace East Devon at the next general…

Your views are needed to shape the future and character of East Devon – including sites to build new homes and businesses, town centre shopping areas, plus preserving green spaces and coastal spots East Devon District Council (EDDC) is urging all to take part and leave feedback on eight new topics for the Local Plan, which will be used for future planning decisions and developments. But you only have from now until 5pm on Thursday, June 27 to make your views known. The eight areas being focussed on are: New housing and mixed-use site allocations New employment site allocations Designated…

Concerns over green wedge development and urban sprawl taking over the East Devon countryside will be addressed later this month when residents are invited to take part in a public consultation to address the pressure the district is under to supply development land. People in East Devon will be asked their views on whether to protect land that prevents separate conurbations, writes local democracy reporter Bradley Gerrard. The consultation is set to start this month and last for six weeks. A public consultation on so-called green wedges will be issued shortly by the district council to gauge view about areas…

East Devon MP Simon Jupp’s campaign manager has admitted he bought websites that redirected supporters of the political rival to his boss’s site. Earlier this month the pressure was on Conservative Simon Jupp to explain why the web addresses – RichardFoord.co.uk, RichardFoord.com and RichardFoord.uk – sent users to Mr Jupp’s website. Detective work by Liberal Democrat Tiverton and Honiton MP, Richard Foord – who in the next general election will stand against the East Devon MP for the new constituency of Honiton and Sidmouth – found the web domains had been bought and registered by Oliver Kerr, Mr Jupp’s campaign…

More time has been made to discuss if public loos in East Devon could be controlled and funded by towns and villages. East Devon District Council has extended the closing date for public loos it can’t afford to spend a penny on, and wants to get town and parish councils to take them over, writes local democracy reporter Will Goddard. It will also push for lavatories to become a statutory requirement for councils, which could help it get funding from the government. In 2021, the council divided its public toilets into three categories: A, B and C. Category A loos,…

A round-up of news from across East Devon – including stories from Exmouth, Sidmouth, Budleigh Salterton, Seaton, Beer and Exeter. Exmouth Stray cows were recently spotted on the beach at Orcombe Point, Exmouth, and returned to their field with the help of police. Exmouth response officers were called to the beach following reports of cows on the rocks. The police team said the dairy animals were safely returned to their nearby grazing field. Beer Beer Coastguard Rescue Team is recruiting new members and holding an open day on Sunday, December 3, for those keen to find out more. The station…

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