Levelling Up North Devon

My Plan for North Devon 2024 onwards:

Ensure that in levelling up North Devon, it reflects our unique mix of rural and coastal areas when developing housing and community projects.

A recap on my 2019 priorities:

I wanted to ensure that as we Levelled Up the south west was not forgotten. We have seen welcome government investment in Barnstaple High Street, the Ilfracombe Watersports Centre and the new Leisure Centre, as well as the new discharge lounge, the Coronation Suite, and the orthopaedics ward, the Jubilee Ward with new housing on the hospital site imminent and a whole new hospital being planned. Our road networks are being transformed with the Link Road nearing completion and £5 for safety improvements on the A361 in between Barnstaple and Ilfracombe. We have also seen successes with the Community Ownership Fund with £250K going to Chittlehampton Village Hall, funds to secure the future of Lynton’s public toilets and other bids in progress from several villages. Ilfracombe swimming pool has secured significant investment to boost energy efficiency and the Jubilee Hall Funds has helped Mariansleigh replace their hall kitchen there are still many more projects that would benefit from additional investment.


with neil obrien


Statement - Whitehall Dental Practice in South Molton

“It is extremely disappointing that Whitehall Dental Practice in South Molton has decided to hand back its NHS dental contract. I understand that they have not done this lightly and despite improvements to the NHS contract this clearly shows that government has yet to get this right.

Selaine Saxby MP Welcomes the Devon Housing Commission to North Devon

Selaine Saxby, MP for North Devon, welcomed the Devon Housing Commission chaired by Lord Best to North Devon. The Commission comprising of Devon’s Local Authorities and the University of Exeter visited the Woolacombe Community Land Trust and various sites around Ilfracombe.


Statement - New Hospitals Programme

“The announcement made by the Secretary of State for Health and Social care on the investment into North Devon District Hospital is huge for North Devon and the wider community that it serves.

Autumn Budget Statement

The Chancellor today made some tough but fair decisions to restore economic stability and tackle inflation. Inflation makes everyone poorer, and that is why he reiterated that it should be the Government’s number one priority to get a grip on inflation.

Energy Efficiency Event

On November 10th, I am hosting an online session, along with Octopus Energy and Citizens Advice, to provide energy efficiency tips and other support available during the energy crisis.