About Selaine Saxby

It is an honour to have been elected by the people of North Devon as their Member of Parliament. I live in North Devon and until my election worked as a secondary maths teacher in Bideford.

I come from a family of teachers and am passionate about access to education and ensuring all children receive an excellent one. My father was Head of a large coastal comprehensive and I am mostly state school educated myself with a first from Cambridge.

My Political Priorities

• To get Brexit done! I voted Leave. I back the Prime Minister. And I believe in democracy. We should deliver the result of the 2016 referendum as rapidly as possible.

• Fight for fairer funding for local public services, especially education, health and local councils.

• Deliver improved connectivity and infrastructure to North Devon, including faster broadband connections and better transport links with a more integrated local road network.

• Champion our beautiful coast and countryside; incorporate climate impact into decision making whilst working with local communities to deliver much needed affordable housing.

• Work to improve local job opportunities by supporting our farming economy, tourism, manufacturing and retail.

• Ensure North Devon’s voice is heard in Westminster

I ran my own online business for many years and founded and ran Pink Aerobics from 2003-2013, which raised over £500K for breast cancer charities through a series of aerobathons. I am looking forward to the next five years, working with and helping the communities of North Devon.

In Parliament, I am a member of the Work & Pensions Select Committee, and I have taken the opportunity to be part of several All-Party Parliamentary Groups that focus on issues that I believe are important for North Devon, they are:

  • Wood Panel - Chair
  • Dark Skies - Vice Chair
  • Fisheries
  • Broadband - Vice Chair
  • Cycling & Walking - Co-chair
  • Great South West - Vice Chair
  • Food & Drink

If you ever need to get in touch, you can contact me at selaine.saxby.mp@parliament.uk, or follow me on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

 

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Selaine Saxby MP