I have today written to the Chairman of the North Devon Conservative Association to say that I am standing down from Parliament for personal reasons. My letter attached. It has been an honour and privilege to serve North Devon. Thank You.
On Monday it was a pleasure to attend the livestock market at Blackmoor Gate. It was a drizzly, misty, grey morning, but the welcome was warm. The Exmoor Hill Farming Network does great work in the upland farming community, and so I was delighted to accept their invitation to attend.
Please consider this letter my formal submission to the consultation regarding the future arrangements for fire service provision. I am sending copies to all members of the Devon and Somerset Fire Authority and will also be putting this letter in the public domain.
Despite everything happening in Westminster – and I can’t possibly cover Brexit here, because whatever I write will be out of date by the time its printed – I am focusing 100% on fighting for North Devon.