Paul Arnott Coly Valley EDDC Election Photo 2019
    Paul Arnott
    EDDC Candidate

    Coly Valley Ward

    I pledge to:
    • Fight to save our local hospitals
    • Work with everyone to deliver more affordable and social housing
    • Reform the way your district council is run
    • Scrutinise and publicise the decisions leading to the financial loss on the new EDDC HQ project

    I have been the chairman of the EDA for five years. and have lived in East Devon for more than twenty, lucky to see four children growing up in local state schools. Through them, I have coached a girls’ football team, helped save Colyton library from closure, and chaired the committee building the Reece Strawbridge Centre.

    I am currently Secretary of the Colyton and Colyford Community Land Trust, which is looking for genuinely sustainable locations for affordable homes.
    Professionally, I have produced television and film for thirty years, and have written four books. The latest, Windrush: A Ship Through Time is published by The History Press on 3rd June.
    Unfortunately, for decades at both Parish and District level the ruling Conservative group has been rezoning green land owned by their supporters into millions of pounds of poor quality housing – often meddling without declaring interests when helping pals or blocking rivals.  We understand that if local people let this group dominate then when you really need genuine help from a councillor, you will only find poor quality party stooges – gatekeepers carefully placed to swing open when needed by their allies.
    Sadly, fighting hospital closures, or preventing the predicted financial scandal of the new EDDC HQ in Honiton, is beyond them – forced by their national party whips to stick their hands up at the right time. If I am elected to East Devon District Council, together with my Independent friends, I will battle this at Parish and District level with everything I’ve got.
     I would be grateful for your vote.

    If I am elected to East Devon District Council, together with my Independent friends, I will battle this at Parish and District level to my last breath. I would be grateful for your vote.

    Published by C Gardner, Minton House, Colyton EX24 6JY on behalf of EDA candidates: P Arnott, Minton House, Colyton EX24 6JY; D Bickley, 30 Tyrrell Mead, Sidmouth EX10 9TP; C Gardner, 10 Coombe Hayes, Sidmouth EX10 9XX; P Hayward, Plumtree, Old North St, Axminster EX13 5QF; S Jackson, 69 Dukes Way, Axminster EX13 5FN; D Ledger, 13 Marsh Rd, Seaton EX12 2LQ; J Loudoun, Bourne Cottage, Sidbury EX10 0SQ; D Manley, 44 Baker Close, Sidmouth  EX10 9YJ; V Ranger, Harpford, EX10 0NQ; M Rixson, 22 Sid Vale Close Sidford EX10 9PH; J Rowland, 18 Albion Close, Seaton EX12 2XS