This is a rural constituency with rural issues. Together with Conservative councillors on Torridge District Council and West Devon Borough Council, our MP, Rt Hon Sir Geoffrey Cox QC, is striving to reduce the funding disparities which all too often discriminate against sparsely populated countryside areas.
Falling unemployment, action against wind turbines and recent victories such as helping to secure millions of extra funding for Devon’s schools plus confirmation of reopening of Appledore shipyard, are proof of the hard work that is being done to get a better per-capita deal for the constituents of Torridge and Tavistock.
Torridge and Tavistock
The beautiful hills, valleys, coastlines and moorland of Torridge and West Devon make up the second largest constituency, now called Torridge and Tavistock, in England in terms of geographical size. The constituency stretches from Bideford along the North Devon coast to Hartland, and in the south from Yelverton across Dartmoor to Tavistock and the Bere Peninsula aside the Tamar Valley.
The constituency includes some of Dartmoor but is mostly made up of villages and market towns such as Holsworthy and Great Torrington, as well as the Stannary Town of Tavistock and the ‘Little White Town’ of Bideford, which nestles on the banks of the River Torridge near Northam and the romantically named Westward Ho!
The quality of life in Torridge and Tavistock is among the best to be found anywhere in the country, with stunning scenery, low levels of crime and welcoming, friendly locals making the area a fantastic place to live and visit. There are a great many interesting and enjoyable places to see and the rat race can be left far behind as you walk across the moor, stroll on a magnificent sandy beach or enjoy a Devonshire tea with clotted cream (cream first, naturally!)
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