Local campaigner and East Devon Alliance chair, Paul Arnott, launches campaign for Coly Valley ward

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Paul Arnott, chair of EDA, has been the foremost campaigner to make EDDC more transparent and accountable. He is secretary of the Colyton Community Land Trust, and earlier played a major role in the successful campaign to save the Colyford Green Wedge.

Paul Arnott is standing again for the Coly Valley, where he came within 200 votes of beating the Conservatives in 2015. Paul will be campaigning hard in Colyton, Colyford, Southleigh, Northleigh, Farway, Offwell and Wilmington up to voting on May 2nd. Email me cllrmartinshaw@gmail.com if you’d like to help by putting up a poster or leafleting.

Promoted by Martin Shaw, Lynwood, Old Beer Rd, Seaton, on behalf of Paul Arnott, Minton House, Church Street, Colyton.

Great start to local election campaign by Seaton Independent candidates Dan Ledger and Jack Rowland – follow them on Facebook @EDASeatonWard

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Dan and Jack outside Seaton Hospital. Both have campaigned to keep it as a centre for health services. Tory-run EDDC refused Jack’s request to protect the building.

Dan Ledger and Jack Rowland are campaigning for Seaton and have been getting a very positive response as they’ve hit the streets of the town. You can help by putting up an A4 poster in your window, giving out leaflets – and voting for them! If you’re on Facebook, please follow their campaign and get regular updates by ‘liking’ their page @EDASeatonWard. You can contact us on that page or by emailing cllrmartinshaw@gmail.com. Let me know if you haven’t received our election leaflet as all areas should have been covered by the end of today.

Promoted by Martin Shaw, Lynwood, Old Beer Rd, Seaton, on behalf of Jack Rowland, 18 Albion Close, Seaton, and Dan Ledger, 13 Marsh Road, Seaton.

West Seaton residents will have to vote in Beer, despite promises there would be a polling station in Seaton.

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People in the western side of Seaton who have been shunted – against the protests of the Town Council and the West Seaton and Seaton Hole Association – into the Beer and Branscombe district ward, will have to travel to the Mariners’ Hall in Beer to vote on May 2nd. Despite Cllr Marcus Hartnell assuring the Town Council that there would be a polling station in west Seaton (in what is now the ‘Beer Road Ward’ for the Town Council election), Seaton voters are more or less being forced to drive to Beer, unless they fancy a vigorous up-and-down hill walk via the Coastal Path or the rather dangerous main road. This is adding insult to injury. The district ward is still called Beer and Branscombe, although there are far more Seaton than Branscombe voters in the revised ward.

Jack Rowland and Dan Ledger are standing in Seaton as Independent East Devon Alliance candidates for EDDC

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DAN (left) and JACK outside Seaton Hospital

JACK ROWLAND, current Deputy Mayor of Seaton and former Mayor, who chairs Seaton Area Health Matters which is striving to retain the hospital as a health hub, and DAN LEDGER, a town councillor with special interests in employment, housing and leisure facilities in the town, have announced that they are standing to represent Seaton in the district elections on Thursday 2nd May.