Conservatives welcome the “like-minded” Fox back to the fold (watch your backs! – owl)

Councillor Ben Ingham said: “Following the resignation of the Independent Cabinet and the dissolving of the Independent Group, I wish to continue serving our communities throughout East Devon to the best of my ability.

“Without a doubt that is best done through the Conservative Party who will be called upon to help sort out our Local Government recovery efforts to the Covid-19 pandemic.”

So Ben, tell us when you had your “Damascene ” moment that serving the community is best done through the Conservative Party rather than through the “party” you led! (Owl)

Former Independent Council Leader defects to the Conservatives

Hannah Corfield exmouth.nub.news 

Councillor Ben Ingham, who recently resigned as Independent leader of East Devon District Council, has now rejoined the Conservative Group in a bid to ‘help with recovery efforts’ following the Covid-19 pandemic.

Leader of East Devon District Council Conservative Group, Councillor Andrew Moulding, is said to have ‘warmly welcomed’ his return to the group with immediate effect.

He commented: “Ben is a highly respected and valued member of EDDC who I have known and worked with for too many years to remember.

“He brings invaluable experience, knowledge insight and nous to our group, where he will make a valuable contribution to the East Devon community and is a first class ward member.

“As a party we are a ‘broad church of interest’, both locally and nationally. We look forward to welcoming more like-minded members to the group in due course.”

Councillor Ben Ingham said: “Following the resignation of the Independent Cabinet and the dissolving of the Independent Group, I wish to continue serving our communities throughout East Devon to the best of my ability.

“Without a doubt that is best done through the Conservative Party who will be called upon to help sort out our Local Government recovery efforts to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“I look forward to the chance of participating in that and making a positive contribution.”

One thought on “Conservatives welcome the “like-minded” Fox back to the fold (watch your backs! – owl)

  1. Goodness, all these Tories, open or previously closet, talking about the Covid 19 handling and recovery effort. Ignoring for a moment what their national party in government have done at the cost of many thousands of lives, wouldn’t those with genuine concern, rather than turn it into a party political matter, offer their services to any in authority with the aim of dealing with the problems? Party politics can wait can’t they?
    Paul Arnott offered to listen to each and every councillor who wanted to work for the public of East Devon. Due your duty and assist.

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