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  • 21 Jul 2017

    ASHBURTON Primary School pupils travelled to Westminster to visit the Houses of Parliament today (21/07/17). The group of 30 Year 5 students visited various landmarks around the parliamentary estate including the House of Commons Chamber and Westminster Hall. Following the tour the town’s Member of Parliament Mel Stride met the teachers and children to answer questions and discuss the role of M.... Read more...


  • 17 Jul 2017

    CENTRAL DEVON MP Mel Stride has welcomed the announcement from Education Secretary Justine Greening today (17/07/17) that schools across the country will benefit from £1.3billion of funding over the next two years. The injection of cash will deliver the largest improvement to the school funding system for over a decade. It will increase the basic amount that every pupil will get, increase prote.... Read more...


  • 14 Jul 2017

    CHARITIES and community groups in Central Devon are being encouraged to apply for their share of a £3million funding pot by the constituency’s MP. Launched on Friday (14/07/17) the People’s Postcode Lottery’s Dream Fund is looking for charities to apply for funding to finance their dream project – an idea they have always wanted to deliver but never had the opportunity to develop.

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  • 14 Jul 2017

    CENTRAL DEVON MP Mel Stride visited Okehampton Hospital today (14/07/17) where he met with representatives of the local CCG, the RD&E and Okehampton Hospital to discuss future service provision. Mr Stride has been vocal in his criticism of the CCG and their lack of engagement with local Okehampton stakeholders regarding the services that could be introduced locally as part of the hospital’s.... Read more...


  • 14 Jul 2017

    CENTRAL DEVON MP Mel Stride has applauded the hard work of Sandford Parish Council and the contribution from Sports England in delivering the village’s new multi-purpose sports pavilion. The facility, which has replaced the 40-year old hut at Sandford Football Club, was officially opened last week by Exeter Chiefs Captain Jack Yeandle.

    Mr Stride, who visited the village today (14/07/17) .... Read more...


  • 14 Jul 2017

    CENTRAL DEVON MP Mel Stride has praised the work done by the Devon Rural Housing Partnership (DRHP) and the local authorities in his constituency in delivering more affordable homes for local families. The Devon MP who has one of the most rural constituencies in England met with DRHP representatives today (14/07/17), a week after Rural Housing Week, which aims to increase awareness about the ne.... Read more...


  • 14 Jul 2017

    PRIMARY SCHOOL pupils at Blackpool Church of England School in Liverton met the village’s local MP today (14/07/17) as part of their study into politics and the recent General Election. Central Devon MP Mel Stride answered questions on how Parliament passes laws and how Members of Parliament represent their constituencies.

    Shakespeare Class Teacher, Adam Peters, explained:
     
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  • 03 Jul 2017

    OKEHAMPTON’s Member of Parliament Mel Stride has pressed the Northern, Eastern Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group on the need to consult fully with residents and stakeholders in and around the town on the future of local healthcare services. Mr Stride spoke to the CCG’s Chair Dr Tim Burke on Friday (30/06/17) after NHS Devon’s Clinical Review for Acute Services across Devon included the.... Read more...


  • 22 Jun 2017

    OKEHAMPTON’s Member of Parliament Mel Stride and Devon County Councillor Kevin Ball are both challenging the recommendation by NHS Devon that the maternity unit should be withdrawn from the town’s hospital. The announcement followed a review of Acute Services across Devon.

    Mr Stride, who listed the future of local healthcare services as one of the biggest issues facing Okehampton after hi.... Read more...


  • 15 Jun 2017

    CENTRAL DEVON MP Mel Stride has been promoted to a senior ministerial post in Theresa May’s Government after her cabinet reshuffle in the wake of the recent General Election. The Devon MP, who represents one of the largest constituencies in England and was re-elected with an increased share of the vote, has been appointed as Paymaster General and Financial Secretary to the Treasury. Mr Stride i.... Read more...


  • 21 Apr 2017

    CENTRAL DEVON MP Mel Stride met with Chagfood today (21/04/17), one of a growing number of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) schemes. Director Dan Burston explained how CSAs involve customers committing to support a farm for an entire season by paying for their produce either up front or by monthly direct debit. Advocates cite a range of benefits which include consumers enjoying fresh food .... Read more...


  • 21 Apr 2017

    GRAPHIC PLC in Crediton gave the town’s local Member of Parliament a tour of its facility today (21/04/17) and updated him on its plans for a £3million three-story extension. The business, based on the Lords Meadow Industrial Estate, specialises in manufacturing high quality rigid and flex-rigid printed circuit boards. The successful and growing business has a turnover of around £20million a ye.... Read more...






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