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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…

A round-up of news from across East Devon, including community stories, photos and what’s on, from Exmouth, Sidmouth, Cranbrook, Seaton, Ottery St Mary, Budleigh Salterton and Exeter.  Axminster Axminster firefighters tackled a blaze in the early hours of Friday morning (June 14) after a van caught on fire following a crash. The fire service received several 999 calls to report the blaze after spotting a vehicle in a water-filled drainage ditch in a field in Axminster. Firefighters wore breathing apparatus and a used a hose reel jet to tackle the blaze. An Axminster fire station spokesman said: “Owing to the…

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…

Community news in brief from across East Devon. If you want to celebrate your town and village news, shout about your group or organisation, please get in touch with your stories, events and photos. Honiton Otter Valley Ice Cream is celebrating scooping an award, being named ice cream parlour of the year. The business, at Monkton, near Honiton, was presented with the trade award by the Ice Cream Alliance. Joseph McNeil, national president of the Ice Cream Alliance, said the accolade was testament to the dedication shown by owner Rebecca Bond and her family. Rebecca runs Otter Valley with mum…

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…

Flood warnings and alerts were issued across East Devon throughout Thursday (May 2) following hours of heavy overnight rain. The Environment Agency (EA) said river levels were high and some roads and low-lying land could be flooded as a result. Flood warnings were issued for areas of Axminster and Yarcombe after heavy rain caused the River Yarty to rise, with calls for farmers to be aware their livestock could be at risk in fields close to the river. Roads and fords that crossed the River Yarty were expected to be cut off and impassable. The Environment Agency said: “Riverside property…

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…

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