Exmouth now has “lame duck” MP as Jupp focuses on Sidmouth and Honiton

It’s now official.

Jupp has jumped, abandoning 78% of his current constituents. 

He obviously wants to escape from ESCAPE (End Sewage Convoys And Pollution Exmouth) and all the other Exmouth protest groups.

However, he is too young and is insufficiently “local” to recall that in 2012 4,000 marched on the Knowle in Sidmouth to protest at Tory plans to sell the site for redevelopment. 

In his new constituency at least two thirds of the voters will never have heard of him – Out of the frying pan into the fire? – Owl

[Will Neil Parish be one of the candidates standing against him?]

Simon Jupp candidate for Honiton and Sidmouth constituency

Daniel Clark www.devonlive.com

East Devon’s Conservative MP Simon Jupp has announced that he will be candidate the new Honiton and Sidmouth constituency at the next general election. As part of changes to ward boundaries, existing constituencies in the region are being split up.

Honiton and Sidmouth is one of the new constituencies proposed to replace East Devon. The other will see a new East Exeter and Exmouth constituency created, while the existing Tiverton and Honiton constituency will be split as well.

Mr Jupp, who was first elected in 2019, would see his current constituency split into two when the boundary changes are confirmed. He though now has been selected as the candidate for Honiton and Sidmouth following at a meeting held at Sidmouth Conservative Club on Saturday.

He said: “I am delighted to have been selected by Conservative Party members to stand for the new Honiton and Sidmouth constituency at the next general election. Under the most recent boundary review, the current East Devon and Tiverton and Honiton constituency boundaries are being redrawn for the next election.

“As a resident of Sidmouth, home is where the heart is and I’m standing where I’m incredibly proud to live. Since I was elected in 2019, I have successfully secured a new school to replace Tipton St John Primary, £15.7m from the Levelling Up Fund, a new police station for Exmouth, and multi-million-pound support for Exeter Airport during the pandemic. I have a proven track record and will continue to work hard for everyone I represent in East Devon.”

The Independent Boundary Commission for England will send its final recommendations for the new constituency boundaries to Parliament by 1 July.

The new East Exeter Exmouth constituency will include the area covering Exmouth, Budleigh Salterton, Woodbury, Otterton, Newton Poppleford, West Hill, Whimple, and around Cranbrook from the current East Devon constituency, as well as parts of Exeter.

The new Honiton and Sidmouth constituency will include Sidmouth and Ottery St Mary from the previous East Devon constituency. The area around Branscombe, Seaton, Uplyme, Colyton, Axminster, Yarcombe, Uppotery, Hemyock, Culmstock, Cullompton, Dunkeswell, Feniton and Honiton from the current Tiverton and Honiton constituency would be included in this new area.

One thought on “Exmouth now has “lame duck” MP as Jupp focuses on Sidmouth and Honiton

  1. Perhaps his mate Mark Williams told him there were only 900 demonstrators against the move.


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