Independent North Devon councillor will stand as Conservative
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Deputy leader of district council will stand for the party he was deselected from at the last election.
The Independent deputy leader of North Devon Council will contest the May local election as a Conservative, the party has revealed.
Councillor Rodney Cann, who was deselected by the Tories at the last election, was endorsed by members of the local Conservative Association at a party meeting on Friday night.
Cllr Des Brailey, leader of the Conservative Group on North Devon Council, said: “We welcome Rodney back. He is a very experienced councillor and we are pleased to be able to work more closely with him over the coming months and years.
Mr Cann will stand as the Conservative candidate in Bickington & Roundswell ward, which he currently represents as an Independent councillor.
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For the last four years, he has been deputy leader of the Liberal Democrat-led administration on the district council and executive member for environment.
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