Could a visit from the Prime Minister be on the cards for Torridge?

The leader of Torridge District Council has asked David Cameron if he will come and visit the area to see some of the ‘serious issues’.

THE leader of Torridge District Council has requested the Prime Minister pay a visit to the area after meeting with him face to face.

Councillor Barry Parsons travelled to 10 Downing Street last month along with other Conservative party council leaders from across the country.

Speaking one-on-one with David Cameron, Mr Parsons insisted the Prime Minister should pay a visit to Torridge.

He said: “I told him there are serious issues down here coming out in the wash that I want him to see.


You may also want to watch:


“The main thing I want to show him is the economy down here; we have some of the lowest wages and the highest house prices.

“I am also concerned at the way we are looking at renewable energy in the country - we should be taking greater ownership of the assets we have in this county.”

Most Read

Mr Parsons said he hoped Mr Cameron would pay a visit to the area and he had followed up his request with a letter.

“It wouldn’t surprise me if he did come down,” he said.

“But after speaking with him, let’s just say he certainly knows we exist.”

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter