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Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner candidate 'not afraid of a challenge'

The Conservative contender for the role of Devon and Cornwall police and crime commissioner is “not afraid to take on a challenge”, as she confronts the prospect of managing a force under £54 million of cuts.Former councillor and campaign manager Alison Hernandez was selected to be the party’s official PCC candidate this weekend, with incumbent Tony Hogg stepping down in May.And with six months of campaigning ahead, she is determined to raise the profile of the role and convince the public it is worth keeping.

Jeremy Hunt MP: Protected pay. Reduced maximum hours. It’s time to put the record straight on our offer to junior doctors

Jeremy Hunt MP: Protected pay. Reduced maximum hours. It’s time to put the record straight on our offer to junior doctorsThere are few jobs tougher in Britain today than working in NHS hospitals.  The pressure is intense, with demand constantly rising as our population ages, consumer expectations higher than ever before, and decision-making often literally a matter of life and death.  Junior doctors are the backbone of the NHS, and form the frontline in dealing with those pressures.

Torbay Council Parking Services Review

A Consultation is underway to gather the views and opinions of residents, visitors, businesses and communities The review covers everything from the price of parking and conditions of car parks to parking issues within communities. 

Good News for South Devon Jobs

There is yet more good news on jobs. Unemployment continues to fall. It's now down by a whopping 52% in the constituency since the General Election in May 2010. The important sector of youth unemployment is down by 53%. 

SHDC Conservatives recommend a Council Tax freeze

South Hams District Council's Conservative led Executive is recommending a Council tax freeze for 2015/16. The decision will be taken at the full Council meeting this week. 

Holne Open Meeting

Thank you to everyone who attended my open meeting at Holne Village Hall today, many subjects were discussed including issues with Broadband; thank you to Paul from BT who heard constituents' concerns.

Remembrance Sunday

On Sunday our local Member of Parliament, Dr. Sarah Wollaston, was in Brixham for this years Armistice Rememberance Service.