Local News

Dominic Cummings

Like you, I have felt a mixture of anger, disappointment and frustration in recent days.

New skills academy planned for former Flybe site

This is great news for East Devon. We need careers, not just jobs and this exciting venture on our doorstep will help improve local skills now and in the future. Great work by Devon County Council and Exeter College. I can’t wait to visit!

East Devon District Council

My thoughts are with the dedicated staff working hard in already difficult circumstances at East Devon District Council who will be as bemused as the public by the current state of affairs.

Please #comebacklater to East Devon

Please #comebacklater to East Devon. The vast majority of facilities are closed and you'll enjoy a visit even more when we're back open for business.

Chancellor extends furlough scheme until October

Great news for thousands of jobs and businesses in East Devon as the Chancellor announces the job retention scheme will be extended until the end of October. Certainty and stability for many as we follow a careful path towards recovery. 

Changes to the lockdown

I’ve received many emails with questions about changes to the lockdown. I want to be exceptionally clear, second home-owners are still not allowed to stay in East Devon.

Take part in my East Devon tourism survey!

Great to hear the Prime Minister show his support for tourism in East Devon during PMQs today. I’m working with local businesses, councils, the LEP & many others to protect the industry and I want to hear from you too.