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EDDC elections 4th May: candidate profile: John LOUDOUN

  • by JW

Sidmouth Rural ward


The District Council elections are happening in two weeks’ time: EDDC elections 4th May: all Sidmouth seats contested – Vision Group for Sidmouth

The VGS has contacted all the candidates standing in the elections – and has asked if they would like to provide a profile for publication.

These short manifestos are being published as they are received.


Your local INDEPENDENT voice for Sidmouth Rural Ward

Standing for re-election

Continuing to stand up for Sidmouth & the Sid Valley, not national politics

As a proud Sidbury resident I want to continue to represent the Ward where I live, on East Devon District Council.

I have a strong commitment to public service and a proven record of standing up for Sidmouth and the Sid Valley. I want to continue to make positive and effective improvements that support local residents and businesses.

I have no personal vested interest to pursue other than to give something back to our communities. I hold myself to the same ethical and high standards that I demand from everyone else in public life. Tough times, such as now, need high standards and leadership. I will continue to provide both.

I continue to support local community campaigns. Through Sidmouth’s Beach Management Plan, I support residents on Cliff Road, above East Beach, whose gardens are being eroded. I still argue for improved road safety through Sidbury. As the need for the Sidford business park site to be solely an employment site has changed, I support houses being built there.

I am standing as an Independent candidate. I will continue to work across the political divide in coalition with others who share my objectives, values and priorities. I am a Cabinet Member in this Council Administration and I am proud of our achievements through the pandemic and these tough economic times. Please help me to continue my work.

I was elected to East Devon District Council in 2019. Since then, I have worked across the political divide. In 2020 I joined the current Council coalition Administration and am currently a Cabinet Member. We are proud to have worked positively and collaboratively for the benefit of East Devon’s residents and businesses. With your support I can continue that work.

If my key objectives for Sidmouth and the Sid Valley reflect yours, then please vote to re-elect me as your District Councillor. I will continue to bring positive change locally, and to do so with your support, in the best interests of our Sidmouth and Sid Valley communities.

I am also active in supporting:

  • Sidbury Primary School – as Community Governor
  • The Sidmouth Trust – as Trustee

I post Council and election information on social media –

Local issues, local voice