David Cameron visits Sidmouth

PUBLISHED: 11:55 18 July 2009 | UPDATED: 09:42 18 June 2010

LEADER of the Conservative Party, David Cameron, said he is looking forward to returning to Sidmouth following an enjoyable visit last weekend.

LEADER of the Conservative Party, David Cameron, said he is 'looking forward' to returning to Sidmouth following an enjoyable visit last weekend.

Mr Cameron, his wife, Samantha and children in toe, spent Saturday in the town where they had home-made cakes in Mocha, before buying fishing nets and other items in the Beach Hut.

He told the Herald: "It was great to have the opportunity to visit Sidmouth at the weekend. The whole family always enjoys visiting Devon, whatever the weather - Sam and I love swimming in the sea and even though the weather was a bit grim we swam in Sidmouth and Exmouth!

"Local people were really friendly and I enjoyed chatting to people on the seafront. The only down side is leaving at the end, and I'm already looking forward to the next time I can visit."

Graham Stout, owner of the Mocha and Beach Hut, said: "He was very friendly and chatty-it was almost surreal. He was like a normal member of the public and had no airs or graces."

The shadow Prime Minister, who is good friends with MP Hugo Swire, told Mr Stout he was attending a 40th birthday party at Powderham castle.


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