Election news

With the UK facing a hung parliament, what happens now? Watch our video which explains what a hung parliament is, and what could happen next.

We will be bringing you the General Election results LIVE from the East Devon election counts - plus you can join in with your reaction and see how the political picture emerges nationally. Join us through Thursday night and Friday morning for the election latest.

Polling stations in East Devon and Tiverton and Honiton open at 7am for the General Election - you have until 10pm to cast your vote.

With less than a week to go before the nation goes to the polls, we’ve summarised some of the key points since the snap election was announced by Theresa May on April 18.

More than 30 billboards promoting General Election candidates in Sidmouth have been reported as ‘stolen’.

Conservative Parliamentary candidate for East Devon Sir Hugo Swire has defended his decision not to attend all-party hustings events during the General Election campaign.

The results of yesterday’s (Thursday) Sidmouth Town Council by-election have been announced.

Two residents are vying to fill a vacancy on Sidmouth Town Council - Matt Booth and Deirdre Hounsom.

A review in to how May’s elections were run has identified failings in the way East Devon’s returning officer handled issues with postal voting.

The ‘first phase’ of key historical background documents, relating to East Devon District Council’s (EDDC) controversial relcation project, have been published online today (Friday).

Campaigners have called for staff to ‘consider their positions’ after East Devon District Council (EDDC) blew £11,000 of tax-payers’ cash in a failed secrecy row.

The results of the Sidmouth Town Council election are in and three more new faces are among the representatives.

A popular candidate - who secured nearly a quarter of the vote in the race for East Devon’s parliamentary seat – has thanked her supporters.

Candidates also celebrate in Ottery St Mary and Newton Poppleford

Conservative Stuart Hughes is the last-standing Tory Sid Valley representative on East Devon District Council after a pair of Independent East Devon Alliance members secured two of the Sidmouth/Sidofrd Ward’s three seats.

Two Independents have stormed to victory in the Ottery St Mary Town Ward.

A trio of Independent candidates have ousted the Sidmouth Town Ward’s three Tory representatives.

Tories Christopher Pepper (1,799 votes) and Maria Hale (1,657 votes) have been elected in Boadclyst.

The Independent East Devon Alliance claimed both seats in Woodbury and Lympstone.

A member of the Independent East Devon Alliance and a Conservative will represent the Ottery St Mary Rual Ward.

Conservatives Dean Barrow (910 votes) and John O’Leary (915 votes) have been elected in the Honiton St Pauls Ward.

Conservative Graham Godbeer (1,300 votes) has been elected in the Coly Valley along with fellow Tory Helen Parr (1,478) con elected

Val Ranger of the Independent East Devon Alliance is the new district councillor for the Newton Poppleford and Harpford Ward.

Conservatives have cleaned up in the Exmouth Littleham Ward.

Polling stations in Sidmouth

Local Weather

Sunshine and Showers

Sunshine and Showers

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 8°C

Useful Links

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Read the Sidmouth Herald e-edition E-edition

Find planning applications