Election day in Sidmouth tomorrow

Prospective town councillors Matt Booth and Deirdre Hounsom

Prospective town councillors Matt Booth and Deirdre Hounsom - Credit: Archant

Residents in the West ward will go to the polls tomorrow (October 8) to fill a vacancy on Sidmouth Town Council.

Deirdre Hounsom and Matt Booth are vying for the position and to stand alongside councillors Louise Cole and John Rayson.

Mrs Hounsom is a qualified coach, a speaker, a charity trustee and a retired company director.

She moved to Sidmouth in 2007 and said she is standing as a truly independent candidate with no affiliations to any group or political party.

If elected, she said she will serve the community to ensure that Sidmouth is not spoilt by over-development.

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Mr Booth said he would like to see the town council ‘engaging more directly with district and county authorities in order to lobby for longer-term benefits for the town’.

He added that he would promote engagement with groups and businesses across the community, and across different generations.

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Residents of the West ward can vote at St Francis Church Hall from 7am to 10pm.

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