Month: May 2019

Seaton parents start campaign over school funding cuts – this could spread across Devon

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On Tuesday I went to a meeting of parents and others in Seaton Jurassic about this. Real anger over the way the government is (a) underfunding the school system generally and (b) underfunding Devon schools compared to the national average. Reported that Neil Parish failed to turn up to a meeting with headteachers about this. An action group has been set up – contact Abi Jones 07476 913853.

East Devon Alliance tops polls in ALL Axe Valley wards as EDDC slips from Tory hands for the first time in its 45-year history. A truly historic moment! Many thanks to all who voted for change.

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Axe Valley EDA victors.JPGLeft to right: happy East Devon Alliance Independents Dan Ledger (Seaton), Paul Hayward (Yarty), Sarah Jackson (Axminster), Paul Arnott (Coly Valley) and Jack Rowland (Seaton), who ALL topped the polls in their wards and were elected to EDDC for the first time, pictured at the count in Honiton this afternoon.

Together with EDA Independents in other wards, other Independents, Lib Dems and one Green, they have broken Tory rule in East Devon for the first time in its entire 45 year history. A colossal thanks to everyone who voted for us – we will work hard to change our district for the better.

SEATON result (elected) Dan Ledger (EDA) 1561, Jack Rowland (EDA) 1392, Marcus Hartnell (Con.) 1095, (not elected) Peter Burrows (Lib Dem) 515, Jacquie Russell (Con.) 504, Juliette Williams (Lib Dem) 300, Abi Jones (Lab.) 298, Terry Burrows (Lib Dem) 257.

COLY VALLEY: (elected) Paul Arnott (EDA) 938, Helen Parr (Con.) 851, (not elected) Andrew Pearsall (Con) 625, Carol Dawson (Lab) 382.


Tomorrow is local election day – vote for your local Independents

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Polling stations are open 7 am to 10 pm.

(Promoted by Martin Shaw, Lynwood, Old Beer Rd, Seaton, on behalf of Dan Ledger, 13 Marsh Rd, Seaton, Jack Rowland, 18 Albion Close, Seaton, and Paul Arnott, Minton House, Church St, Colyton.)