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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…

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…

A pair of East Devon flood management schemes have been handed a total of more than £1.4million in government cash. The separate projects aim to reduce risk faced by towns and villages along the River Otter and River Sid including Ottery St Mary, Newton Poppleford, Harpford, Sidbury, Sidford and Sidmouth. Calls for extra funding were made after communities were hit by flash-flooding in May 2023. Two East Devon projects have been named among 40 across the country which will benefit from a £25million pot of Natural Flood Management programme funding. The Environment Agency’s Climate Resilient Otter Catchment (CROC) scheme has…

The sea dragged a pick-up truck off the front at Sidmouth and Ottery St Mary’s iconic tar barrel bonfire is under feet of floodwater after Storm Ciaran raged across East Devon. Scores of warnings and alerts are in place across East Devon and the Environment Agency has warned properties are at risk of flooding as rain-hit river levels remain high. The stricken vehicle was last seen early this morning (November 2), being ‘dragged out to sea by the breaking swell’. Firefighters received a ‘distress call’ to Sidmouth seafront on Wednesday night (November 1) after it was reported a pick-up…

The East Devon village of Newton Poppleford this week ‘likely’ faced its worst flooding in 50 years, according to the Environment Agency. Storm damage has caused road closures and the use of temporary traffic lights in areas of East Devon worst hit by flash flooding. Devon County Council (DCC) said the clean-up operation on roads was ongoing following Tuesday’s storms (May 9), which caused flooding in a number of areas of the county. The county council said parts of Exeter and East Devon – including Tipton St John, Metcombe and Newton Poppleford – were hardest hit by the torrential downpours.…

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