Torridge and West Devon MP Geoffrey Cox is relocating his constituency office to Tavistock as of March.

Torridge MP Geoffrey Cox is moving out of Bideford after 10 years in the town.

Mr Cox is relocating his constituency office to Tavistock in order for the business next door to expand.

He said: "Given circumstances outside of my control, it is with great sadness that I am having to relocate away from Bideford.

"As everybody knows Bideford is a great place to live and to do business, which is why I have used the town as my base for the last 10 years.

"The relocation has arisen from my need to move from my current premises to give the neighbouring local business - Steven and Laurent - a much needed chance to expand.

"This is, of course, fantastic news for the town as it shows that businesses are succeeding but has unfortunately meant that I have had to seek alternative office space."

Mr Cox said he had been unable to find space in the town and will be relocating closer to his home near Tavistock.

He added: "Throughout my ten years as the local Member of Parliament, I have always held the view that residents should receive the same level of service from me and my office regardless of where they live.

"Obviously, this move does not affect the service that is available to my constituents as I will continue to hold regular local surgeries in Bideford.

"As ever, if any residents have local issues that I can assist with then I am more than happy to help and can be contacted at my new office.

"After a couple of years I will reassess the situation again and it is possible that I may return to Torridge at this time."

Geoffrey will continue to hold his regular advice surgeries in the Bideford, alongside those in Holsworthy, Great Torrington and Tavistock, and will also continue to attend meetings and events across Torridge.

The new office is expected to be fully operational from Monday,March 7, and Geoffrey and his team will continue to assist those in need over the phone and by email/letter.

The contact details for the new office will be available from his website www.geoffreycox.co.uk in due course.