Your Devon constituency may have changed

Mine has….! I am in the East Devon constituency from the date of the next General Election, when the new constituency boundaries come into effect, I’ll be in the Tiverton and Honiton constituency (although still in the East Devon local government district).


The Boundary Commission is legally required, by the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986 (as amended by the Boundary Commissions Act 1992), to conduct a general review of all the constituencies in England every eight to twelve years to ensure the size and composition of constituencies are as fair as possible. The Commission’s recommendations throughout the review must by law be based on the numbers of electors on the electoral registers on that date.

The new-look Ordnance Survey Election Maps website is a fantastic resource for for use by teachers, MPs, councillors, candidates and party workers. Users can select from a variety of administrative and electoral boundaries that can be overlaid on the mapping.

The East Devon constituency will change quite a lot – click here to see a map of the old boundaries.  It currently includes Axminster, Seaton and all the small villages near me including Stockland, Membury, Dalwood, Yarcombe, Shute, Kilmington, Offwell, Dalwood and Cotleigh. All of these places will soon be in the Tiverton and Honiton constituency. The current MP for Honiton and Tiverton is the conservative Angela Browning. Hugo Swire (also Tory) represents the East Devon constituency.

The new East Devon area will include Ottery St Mary, West Hill, Broadclyst, Poltimore, Talaton and Clyst Hydon. If you would like to check which area you are in – see the East Devon council website.


First (Founding) Meeting of East Devon Green Party

Following the meeting in Sidmouth on Saturday 12th December organised by Ricky Knight (thanks Ricky), Sharon Howe and myself have set a date for the first East Devon Green Party meeting. It will take place at the same venue as last time – at Twyford House in Sidmouth at 2pm on Saturday 16th January 2010.

There’s a community market in Sidmouth that morning – which should be finished at about 1pm if you fancy combining the two events – I know I will be!

We still need at least three founding members to set up the group – so if you think you could commit to being the treasurer, the coordinator/local party contact or the nominating officer PLEASE contact me asap. My email is comes to life…

I’ve been blogging GREEN over on my business website recently and have thought that I needed a brand new blog dedicated purely to green, eco and environmental issues. Just this week I’ve been talking about the very first East Devon Green Party meeting which took place in Sidmouth last Saturday 12th December 2009 plus other issues on my mind like future food shortages in the UK, overpopulation of the planet and my own choice to stop at two children.

I’m also considering putting myself up for prospective parliamentary candidate for the Green Party in East Devon so this will be a site where I can plot that new and exciting journey. Hope you’ll come along for the ride.

The beautiful painting above is of a Rose of Sharon – by Barbara Kennedy & here is Barbara’s website