Liberal Democrats announce Alex White as candidate in Upper Yeo & Taw by-election

12 Feb 2024
Alex White - Liberal Democrat candidate Upper Yeo & Taw by-election

Liberal Democrats announce Alex White as candidate in Upper Yeo & Taw by-election
The resignation of former Conservative Councillor Stuart Penny means there will be a by-election for a Mid Devon District Councillor to represent the ward of Upper Yeo & Taw.

The Liberal Democrats have announced that Alex White will be their candidate at the election to be held on Thursday 7th March.

“I am delighted that Alex has agreed to stand,” commented Councillor Guy Cochran, Chair of the local Liberal Democrats. “Alex has represented the area previously as a Councillor. He has an excellent reputation for supporting local residents, having won key fights over keeping local post offices and stopping disruptive land development.

“Alex grew up locally and went to Exeter University, so he’s got Devon in his blood.”

“I’m excited to be standing again for Upper Yeo and Taw,” said Alex. “I’d really wanted to stand for re-election last May but needed a break. I had stood in two General Elections and, with my Councillor duties, I needed to recharge my batteries. I come back refreshed and eager to support my friends and neighbours in the Yeo and Taw area.”

Residents in the Bow, Coldridge, Copplestone, Down St. Mary, Morchard Road and Zeal Monachorum areas will get to vote on Thursday 7th March.

“At the local elections in May of last year it was a very close race between the Liberal Democrats and Conservatives in Upper Yeo and Taw,” observed Luke Taylor, Leader of Mid Devon Council. “It looks like it will be a two-horse race again, so I’d ask local Labour and Green Party supporters to consider loaning Alex their votes to get him elected. Liberal Democrats have really turned Mid Devon Council around since last May, and Alex’ experience will help us continue the good work.”