Newton Says No is looking for councillors to stand in the 25 wards across Teignbridge.
We most want to dislodge the supremely appalling councillors of Newton Abbot (and not all but SOME of them are weapons-grade appalling). Most of the so-called 'Independents' have been no such thing; having done nothing to oppose a Conservative-lead chamber that has bent to every whim of Whitehall policy and to greedy developers.
But that's not all. We also want to put up candidates that will stand on a broader Teignbridge/Devon Says No ticket to dislodge the current executive from their strongholds (or weakholds, if you actually look at the numbers sustaining them). These candidates will need to carry the message that traditional local politicians are so deep in the pockets of planners and developers that they will ruin south Devon forever unless they're stopped NOW.
Our purpose is simply to hold enough power in Teignbridge that the politicians - all the way up to our floundering, moribund Parliament - can be told, simply, NO. Covering our beautiful places in cement to build poor-quality houses that few in our own district can afford is just NOT the way forward.
We have every confidence of doing well on May 2 when the elections are due. If you would like to stand alongside us and give this nest of filthy cormorants (see Cruikshank cartoon above) a long-overdue chopping, then please let us know by emailing us HERE. We'll arrange a meeting (probably involving cider) once we know who would like to stand.