Elections in East Devon

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June 8th 2017 - The GENERAL ELECTION

In Devon all seats were held onto by the Conservatives except Plymouth Sutton & Devonport, where Labour won it from the Cons. And in Exeter Labour held on to the seat. 

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election/2017/results

2017 Devon County Council Elections on May 4th.

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County Results (Whole of Devon): https://new.devon.gov.uk/democracy/election-2017/division/

Olly Davey & Rob Masding standing in Exmouth (2 seats)

Mike Rosser standing in Budleigh/Littleham (Exmouth)

Henry Gent standing in East Exeter/Cranbrook/Broadclyst

 

We will be delivering some 5000 newsletters in the area over the next few weeks and prior to the election we will deliver our election leaflets to as many of the 11,000 addresses in the Exmouth Ward as possible. To do this we need your support! Could you deliver in your street? Or a couple of streets? Please e-mail The East Devon Green Party: <info@eastdevon.greenparty.org.uk&gt;  as soon as possible if you can help in any way. If you can display a poster in your window or garden that will also be very helpful. If people think their neighbours are supporting the Green party then they are much more likely to do so as well. A good showing now will pay huge dividends in the next general election.

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2016

 

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THE continued rise of the Green Party nationally has been reflected in East Devon with record votes, new councillors and membership on the rise.

 

Nationally the party received more than 1.1milion votes in the 2015 General Election, and saw Caroline Lucas increase her majority in Brighton. Four candidates finished second in their constituencies.

 

Meanwhile, the green surge that was witnessed earlier in the year (2015) has gathered pace once again with membership having just exceeded 75,000 nationally and the East Devon Green Party membership now approaching 300.

 

Standing for the Green Party in the Tiverton and Honiton constituency Paul Edwards received 3,415 votes, a 6.4% share and a swing of nearly 5%, retaining his deposit and improving on the 2010 vote of 802.

 

Meanwhile, East Devon Green Party Co-Ordinator, Emily McIvor, also stood, offering the Yeovil constituency their first ever Green Party candidate. Emily received 2,191 votes a 3.8% share, an impressive performance as the party’s first representative in a General Election.

 

There was also exciting news for the party at Town and Parish with five EDGP members now elected councillors. The latest additions are Robert Masding in Exmouth town and Ben Jones in the Woodbury Salterton parish, Ben is now the youngest parish councillor in East Devon.

 

Councillor Ben Jones said: “It’s not every day that we see young people go into local government. A large number of young people feel apathetic towards mainstream national politics that has disempowered local authorities leaving them powerless to act on issues that matter. As a young person I want to show that we can play a valuable role within local government, while serving my community to the best of my abilities."

 

In the East Devon District Council elections the Green Party had more candidates running for seats than ever before and managed to increase their share of the vote compared to four years ago. Rob Masding came closest to taking a seat on the EDDC, missing out by just 61 votes in the Exmouth town ward. This improvement was again echoed nationwide with the Green Party increasing its numbers to now have 166 councillors sitting on 58 different councils.

 

If you would like to get involved and become part of the Green Surge then visit www.eastdevon.greenparty.org.uk to find out more.

 

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