General Election 2015

31st March 2014
Geoffrey Cox, MP for Torridge and West Devon, has been unanimously reselected by the members of Torridge and West Devon Conservative Association to stand as the Conservative candidate for Torridge and West Devon in the 2015 General Election.
The announcement came at a meeting on Friday 28 March 2014, which was arranged by the MP for local district and county council Conservative councillors, providing the opportunity for them to discuss with the MP issues of importance within their wards.
Geoffrey Cox said the meeting was one of a regular series of such consultations with local councillors: “I do try to keep in touch with every Conservative councillor who is part of the Conservative team serving local people within my constituency, to understand the issues they are facing and to gain a real appreciation of the key priorities within their individual wards.”
Of his reselection, he said: “It is a great privilege to represent the people of Torridge and West Devon, and I am extremely grateful to the members of the Conservative Association for reselecting me as the candidate for Torridge and West Devon at the next General Election. 
“The recently announced new deal for our schoolchildren, which will help to tackle the historic injustice in funding for our local schools, the campaign for assisted area status for a large part of Torridge that we are so close to achieving, the freezing of council tax, real improvements in pensions and the discount on our water bills in the South West are some of the practical local help that the Government has delivered already, but there is much more that can be done as our long term economic plan bears fruit. I am very much looking forward to working with the committed and hard working Conservative councillors across the area as we set our sights on May 2015.”
James Morrish, Chairman of the Torridge and West Devon Conservative Association, said: “Geoffrey is well known to local people as a caring and compassionate MP who will work with everyone and fights very hard for our communities here and at Westminster. The Association is delighted that he was unanimously selected by the members once again to stand to represent the constituency in parliament where he is a respected, experienced and strong voice for us.”