This was a disappointing night for the Conservatives in North Devon, there's no getting away from it. But at this mid-term point in the electoral cycle, it was always going to be a very difficult election for us.
The Defence Secretary, Gavin Williamson, has written to me today (28 February) to confirm that Royal Marines Base Chivenor will not, after all, be closing. I understand a statement will be made in the House of Commons later this morning.
North Devon MP Peter Heaton-Jones today (5 February) handed the Defence Secretary nearly five thousand letters calling for RMB Chivenor to be saved after what he described as ‘an amazing response from local residents’.
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