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Mel Stride MP visited the site for six new affordable homes in South Tawton recently. The central Devon MP toured the site with Sue Chalkley, chief executive of Hastoe Housing Association, which is developing the mix of one, two and three bed houses. more

6 Mar 2018 15:27 Community News

At their meeting on 18th July, Okehampton Labour Party members discussed the imminent closure of the local maternity unit and unanimously condemned this act, in a rural area with so many potentially isolated and vulnerable residents. The meeting hea more

31 Oct 2017 13:50

One of the reasons for Labour’s better than expected performance in the General Election was that there was a high turnout of younger voters who have on average a greater propensity than older voters to support them. A key driver of this was a pled more

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For many years, and throughout Labour’s tenure of office, Devon has had to put up with one of the worst government school grants in the country. By 2010, the annual funding disparity per pupil had steadily grown to nearly £380 less than the national more

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The General Election on 8 June was the fifth in which I have stood to be your Member of Parliament and I am honoured and humbled to have received the support of so many once again. more

2 Sep 2017 09:04 Local MP

The Boundary commission has recently set out its initial proposals for the changes to our parliamentary constituencies. Boundary changes were included within the Conservative Party’s 2015 election manifesto and will deliver on the legislation that... more

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On Friday 24th June, the country awoke to the news that 52% of the electorate had voted to leave the European Union. I would like to thank all those who voted in Torridge and West Devon where, on a very high turnout of approximately 80%, more

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Fireworks can be a controversial subject about which, from time to time, I receive letters from concerned constituents. more

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