Vote labour
Vote labour
These pages refer to the South Hams District Council elections on 2nd May 2019. Labour put forward 16 candidates. Unfortunately we did not take any seats, though we gained a creditable share of the vote in many places including Totnes and Dartmouth. The Conservative majority on SHDC was reduced to one. We also campaigned in Plymouth, where Labour retained the City Council with one additional seat.
The rest of this page and links are now archive.
Labour is putting forward 16 candidates for South Hams District Council. Wherever you live, you have the chance to vote for change. Vote for a progressive alternative to Conservative mismanagement.
Our candidates will stand up for South Hams residents. We will challenge decisions that are currently made behind closed doors. We will listen to everyone, and make our decisions openly and fairly. Our candidates are town councillors, community organisers, and committed campaigners on local issues.
Our CLP is also supporting candidates in Torbay, as part of our constituency falls into the Torbay authority area. Follow this campaign on JoshandEddie4KingsAsh.
Some SHDC candidates are members of and supported by SW Devon CLP.
Our priorities as elected District Councillors will be:
  • Housing and homelessness – truly affordable housing for local people to buy and rent; no developments without investment in infrastructure
  • The environment – South Hams to plan for a carbon neutral future and support urgent action to tackle climate change
  • Action on poverty and homelessness – oppose the roll-out of Universal Credit and associated changes in Council Tax relief
  • Support for local services – no to privatisation; investment in the services that local people need
  • A focus on young people, families, and those in need of care – the South Hams as a place for everyone, for all of our lives
  • Full financial accountability – tax-payers’ money spent on local services, not risky financial investments
  • No more decisions behind closed doors – open, transparent decision making with full community involvement

About our candidates

You can follow our candidates on these dedicated facebook pages:

You can find out more about each candidate by scrolling through their campaign statements below.

  • Louise Webberley
  • Laurel Ellis
  • Tony Rea
  • Nathan Bodinnar
  • Graham Campbell
  • Paul Bishop
  • Helen Beetham
  • David Matthews
  • Evelyn Burgess
  • Lynn Alderson
  • Rick Gaehl
  • Peter McIlven
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