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Former Exeter MP Ben Bradshaw, who stepped down ahead of the election after 27 years serving the city, has spoken out against claims tactical voting kept Labour from winning the new Exmouth and Exeter East seat. Labour’s former stalwart Exeter MP, Sir Ben Bradshaw, has criticised the Liberal Democrats for claims about being the anti-Conservative choice after his party narrowly lost two Devon constituencies, writes local democracy reporter, Bradley Gerrard Sir Ben, first elected in 1997 to the Exeter seat but who did not contest this election, is disappointed that Labour’s candidates in Central Devon, and Exmouth and Exeter East…

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…

The Conservatives have won the new Exmouth and Exeter East seat, with David Reed MP beating the Labour candidate by a narrow majority. Conservative candidate David Reed has won the new Exmouth and Exeter East (triple E) seat for his party with a nail-biting 121 majority, writes local democracy reporter Bradley Gerrard. Mr Reed secured 14,728 votes, narrowly beating Labour’s Helen Dallimore who received 14,607 votes. The win helps the Conservatives avoid a total whitewash in Devon, although Mel Stride’s majority of just 61 would have caused nails at his count to have been chewed down to the knuckle. Across…

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…

Thieves forced a downstairs window and stole £10,000 during a mid-morning burglary at a home in Exmouth. Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses after a property in the West Down Lane area of Littleham, in Exmouth, was on Friday, June 7,  targeted sometime between 11.30am and 12.30pm. Police said thieves forced the lock of a study door to steal a box of coins worth £20, and £10,000 in cash. The burglars searched the property and also stole jewellery and cash from a purse. Detectives want to hear from anyone who might have information, or saw someone acting suspiciously in…

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…

Some boats and jet skis spotted near wildlife on the River Exe amid a speeding clampdown have failed to stop when challenged by the authority, it has been revealed. A report found 26 speeding vessels have been stopped by patrols in the Exe estuary since March, writes local democracy reporter Guy Henderson. Irresponsible boat and jet ski owners are said to be speeding close to wildlife refuges and some have refused to stop when challenged by harbour patrols. The scale of the speeding is outlined in a report to Exeter City Council by its harbour master Grahame Forshaw. His report…

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