Bideford Town Council has voted to show its feelings against deal between EU and USA.

Bideford Town Council has voted to declare itself a Transatlantic Trade Investment Partnership (TTIP) free zone.

The symbollic agreement was agreed by councillors at their meeting on Thursday with one voting against, and three abstentions.

Councillor Joe Day put forward the suggestion and said: “The TTIP is a deal between the European Union and the USA.

“Under this, town and district councils could be punished for making decisions that go against foreign corporations.

“Becoming a TTIP free zone is purely symbollic but it shows strength of feeling.”