Local election candidates now known – here’s the Seaton & Colyton picture

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In SEATON WARD, DAN LEDGER (right) , Independent, has been an impressive chair of Strategic Planning on EDDC and is pushing through the Council’s plan to build the first new social housing for decades. If I was in the ward I would back him.

Since you have 3 votes in this ward, I would also vote for STEVE HUNT, Liberal Democrat, whom I haven’t met but who comes highly recommended.

Two Tories are also standing in Seaton: town, district and county councillor Marcus Hartnell and town councillor Del Heggerty. Both originally voted for the proposed housing development in the Green Wedge at Seaton’s Planning Committee. Electing any Tories after we have just brought to an end their 45-year control of EDDC would be a backward move.

If I was in this ward, I think I’d use my third vote for the Labour candidate, HONEY BARLOW MARSHALL. She’s young and unknown, but she hasn’t made the mistakes of Tories who are past their sell-by dates.

PAUL ARNOTT, leader of East Devon District Council and of the Democratic Alliance (Independents, Lib Dems and Greens), is standing as a Liberal Democrat for COLY VALLEY ward. He has been a stalwart of the movement for change in the district and deserves everybody’s support against two Conservatives.

IN MY NEXT POST, I’ll discuss the candidates in the Beer and Branscombe ward, which includes West Seaton (where I live).

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