In her election leaflet, the official Conservative candidate for Seaton and Colyton, Helen Parr, confirms her support for the East Devon Tory policy of accepting ‘bed-less hospitals’. Mrs Parr acknowledges that the decision to close in-patient services at Seaton Hospital is ‘a huge blow for the town and wider area’. But her leaflet adds, ‘Helen will do everything possible to get the best role for Seaton hospital for the future’, and will insist that the CCG are ‘delivering the services they are promising before any beds are closed’. So NOT supporting the Town Council’s fight to STOP the bed closures. You have been warned.
All candidates have been invited by the Town Council. This is the second part of Seaton’s Annual Town Meeting, but all are welcome.
My campaign launch meeting last Wednesday was attended by 30 supporters from Seaton, Colyton, Colyford and Branscombe. From left, me, Paul Arnott (chair), and Jack Rowland.
Following the meeting, teams of leafleters are completing the first leaflet distribution and placards are going up.
For Devon County Council – you have ONE vote:
- Peter BURROWS, Liberal Democrats
- Jim KNIGHT, Independent (Conservative)
- Ian MARTIN, Labour (from Exeter)
- Helen PARR, Conservative
- MARTIN SHAW, Independent East Devon Alliance
The poll is on Thursday 4 May 2017, 7:00 am – 10:00 pm, and you should now have received a polling card. If not, you have until 13 April to register to vote – go online HERE, and ring 01395 517402 (EDDC) to apply for a postal vote.
As expected, Seaton Town Council unanimously decided last night to seek legal advice over the CCG’s decision to remove Seaton Hospital’s beds. Over 30 residents turned out to support the move and ask questions of the councillors.
As readers know, I’m standing as the Independent East Devon Alliance candidate for Devon County Council in the Seaton & Colyton division. I’m launching my campaign with a Public Election Meeting, ‘A DIFFERENT KIND OF COUNTY COUNCILLOR’, on Wednesday 5th April at 7 pm in the Marshlands Centre, Harbour Road, Seaton (behind the murals opposite the Underfleet roundabout).