East Devon Conservative campaign loses all credibility

Simon Jupp chose this week to double down on how Tories will protect the environment, placing it centre stage: 

Simon Jupp MP talks the environment in his latest column – DevonLive.

In selecting Richard Parr, who was found guilty of running an unpermitted landfill site on his farm in 2021, as a candidate for the Exmouth Halsdon ward the East Devon Conservative campaign has lost all credibility. 

Did they fail to conduct “due diligence” in their selection process? Or are they taking the electorate for fools?

You see Owl carried the story in October 2021 under the heading: Environmental Damage in East Devon – Landowners to pay.

Not only did Richard Parr agree to pay £82,000 for his infringement at Higher Bagmores Farm, Woodbury, but our old friends F W S Carter & Sons Limited of Greendale Business Park and owners of Hogsbrook Farm in Woodbury Salterton also agreed to a sum of £24,000 for sewage pollution of the Grindle Brook and burning of waste on the farm in the same period.

A search of Companies House reveals the Exmouth Candidate is a man with fingers in a number of pies.

Richard Henry PARR personal appointments –

Total number of appointments 3

Date of birth

October 1965

Q TRACTOR & PLANT LTD (05292726)

Company status

Dissolved

Correspondence address

Higher Bagmoors, Rydon Lane, Woodbury, EX5 1LA

Role

Director

Appointed on

22 November 2004

AVON BRIDGE MACHINERY LIMITED (02592102)

Company status

Active

Correspondence address

Matford Home Farm, Matford, Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom, EX2 8XT

Role Active

Director

Appointed on

19 March 1991

ALAMAC GARDEN MACHINERY LIMITED (02763843)

Company status

Dissolved

Correspondence address

Lowton Farm, Moretonhampstead, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ13 8PN

Role Resigned

Director

Appointed on

1 April 2003

Resigned on

17 April 2003

Time for full disclosure?