Conservatives win 25 of the 36 Torbay Council seats

IT'S TORY-BAY! The Conservatives took the Mayoralty, the Parliamentary seat and now have grabbed a massive majority of seats in the district council.The make-up of Torbay Council is now:Conservative, 25Liberal Democrat, 7 Independent, 3UKIP, 1

Conservatives maintain grip on South Hams

THERE may have been seismic shifts in the politic landscapes elsewhere in the UK but in the South Hams you would have been hard pushed to detect the slightest tremor as the Conservatives maintained their grip on the district council.

Gordon Oliver re-elected as Torbay Mayor

GORDON Oliver has retained the Torbay Mayoralty.Mr Oliver accepted a second term of office after a lengthy count at the Riviera Centre on Friday. The result was finally announced just before 7.45pm.He won more votes in his battle for a second term as the Mayor of Torbay and promised he had "tons of energy" left to tackle the next four years.

TOTNES: Conservative hold

Conservative Sarah Wollaston secured a near 20,000 majority in Totnes as Lib Dem opposition melted away.

Good News for the South West Economy

An extra £65m is being invested in projects to boost our economy here in the South West. This new funding, part of the Growth Deal, comes on top of the £130m awarded to the region last summer. The Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership estimates that in the next six years, this funding will create up to 22,000 local jobs.

MP Sarah Wollaston named Spectator's Backbencher of the Year

TOTNES MP Sarah Wollaston has been named Backbencher of the Year at The Spectator’s Parliamentarian Awards.Spectator editor Fraser Nelson, who co-presented the awards with Home Secretary Theresa May, said: “Our winner has plotted a career way that redefines what it means to be an MP.  

MP's appeal for aid for storm-hit Brixham fishermen

TOTNES MP Sarah Wollaston is calling for aid to help grounded fishermen in South Devon.Brixham trawlers have lost £1million after being kept in port by constant storms for the past six weeks. The MP is pulling together evidence of hardship to see if fishermen can benefit from government cash being made available for waterlogged farmers.