“Despite living in France, Eve Barisic, Conservative Devon County Councillor for Newton Abbot North, managed to make it to County Hall… to help scrap school crossing patrols – including one in her own division.
It’s not that often that Eve does make it over The Channel, and in fact she missed the meeting about changes to Devon’s children’s centres – including one in her own division.
Of course, living in a different country (let alone county) to her constituency and not turning up to meetings hasn’t stopped her picking up the £10,000 that goes with the role.
But staying in her county councillor position also means that she can be rolled out to vote for cuts. Not least because the rest of her Tory chums have kept quiet about how poor her behaviour in the role has been.
You’d think that the MP would have said something, but Newton Abbot’s Anne Marie Morris is not about to throw stones about being an effective politician, now is she?
So the lollipop people are scrapped, Devon faces cuts to services and an increase in Council Tax and Eve trundles back to France.
(There was a rumour that Eve would be standing for election again in May – we tweeted her the question in December 2015, but still haven’t heard back. We’ll let you know what we find out.)”
ALTERNATIVE CANDIDATES FOR HER AREA URGENTLY NEEDED!