East Devon District Council's leader Councillor Paul Arnott has congratulated Tiverton and Honiton's new MP - Richard Foord.
East Devon District Council's leader, Councillor Paul Arnott said:
Huge congratulations to Richard Foord for a brilliant campaign run with truth, passion and courtesy. We look forward enormously to a brilliant and effective working relationship with EDDC, where the Democratic Alliance, including the LibDems, is now in a third year of control.
The Tories were ejected from East Devon after 45 years of running the council in 2019. And now with tonight’s results, it was not just a negative vote against Mr Johnson, it is a historic win for the majority of people who live in this amazing place.
Richard and I will now meet on Friday to discuss how we will work together with immediate effect for the public good.