SALCOMBE & MALBOROUGH BY ELECTIONCongratulations to Judy Pearce, elected as SHDC Councillor for Salcombe & Malborough at the by election on 22nd May. She held off a challenge from UKIP. It is good to have another Conservative woman on South Hams Council, particularly one with her experience as a Councillor.EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT ELECTIONThe Conservative vote topped the poll in SHDC's area, in the Euro Elections, with a 34% share of the vote. The Conservative vote increased over the 2009 election. UKIP were in second place. The result in SHDC contributed to the re election as MEPs for the South West Region of Ashley Fox and Julie Girling. Congratulations to them. It is a good outcome that these two experienced MEPs have been returned and can continue their effective work on behalf of South West England.
NEW South Hams councillor Judy Pearce is 'relishing the challenge' of her new role as member for Salcombe and Malborough Ward.More than 44 percent of voters turned out to the poll yesterday (Thursday, May 22) which saw Mrs Pearce elected with 726 votes.
PRIME Minister David Cameron has praised Torbay Council for its part in a scheme which has 'turned around' the lives of 69 troubled families.The progress of the programme means that:* Children are back in school where they were previously playing truant or excluded.* High levels of youth crime and anti-social behaviour are down.* Adults are getting off benefits and into work.* The costs to local public services and burden on the taxpayer are being reduced.
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