Leader of the Conservative Group and Leader of Torridge District Council
James was born and brought up in the local area. He was first elected to Torridge in 2003. James lives in St. Giles in the Wood where his family farms. He is Chief Executive of Rural Stress South West, a charity which helps people who live or work in rural areas and who are suffering from stress or have problems of some kind. He has been named as Country Life Magazine’s Young Ambassador for the Countryside (2002) and as NFU’s Farming Ambassador (2003). He is Chair of North Devon Area of Natural Beauty and a Trustee of Community Council of Devon.
James gained the newly created Two Rivers ward in May 2003 and was returned unopposed in May 2007. Email:
Torridge DC Cllr Andrew Eastman - Appledore
Andrew Eastman was first elected in 2003. He is also a Northam Town Councillor and is currently the Mayor of Northam.
Torridge DC Cllr David Fulford - Bideford North
David Fulford was first elected in 2007. He is also a Bideford Town Councillor
Torridge DC Cllr Phil Pester - Bideford South
Phil Pester was first elected in 2007. He is also a Bideford Town Councillor
Torridge DC Cllr Mrs Marion Perkin - Broadheath Ward
Marion was first elected in 2007 to Torridge
Torridge DC Cllr Mrs Gaye Tabor - Coham Bridge ward
Gaye was first elected to Torridge in 2007. She is Deputy Leader of the Conservative Group.
Torridge DC Cllr Barry Parsons JP - Forest ward
Barry was first elected in 2007.
Torridge DC Cllr Andy Boyd - Great Torrington ward
Andy was first elected in 2007.
Torridge DC Cllr Tony Collins - Kenwith ward
Tony has over a decade of experience as a Councillor. He has also served as a Devon County Councillor
Torridge DC Councillor Roger Johnson - Northam ward
Roger was first elected in 2007. He is also a Northam Town Councillor.
Torridge DC Cllr Dr Sam Robinson - Northam ward
Sam was first elected to Torridge DC in a by-election in 2006. He was relected in 2007 and also became a Northam Town Councillor. Sam is the Whip of the Conservative group on Torridge.
Torridge DC Cllr Andrew Saywell - Shebbear & Langtree ward
Andrew was first elected in 2007. He is the youngest Councillor on Torridge, aged just 20.
Torridge DC Cllr Mrs Rosemary Lock - Three Moors ward
Rosemary was first elected in 2007.
Promoted by Mark Slater on behalf of Torridge & West Devon Conservatives both at Bridge House Fore Street Okehampton Devon EX20 1DL