Marcus describes himself as ‘Seaton boy born and bred’. His family are well known throughout the area. His late father was born in Branscombe and his sister & brother in-law are farmers in Colyton. Marcus has successfully run his own business in Seaton for 19 years.
Most residents will know him as the local postmaster. He is passionate about the area where he and his young family live and is determined to get the best outcomes for the people of Seaton & the Coly Valley. His involvement in local politics is derived from a feeling of giving something back to the community and to make a difference.
Most importantly, is the desire to ensure that the people of Seaton & the Coly Valley have strong representation at Devon County Council – A voice for Seaton and Colyton.
Marcus says his reason for standing in the election is “I live and work in this beautiful part of the country, and I experience and understand all the local issues first-hand. I will be an active County Councillor believing in openness, fairness and accessibility”. His day job of being the local postmaster gives him a unique opportunity to engage with residents, and a strong link with the local community.
With a sound understanding of local concerns, Marcus would work with the local police and seek to increase the number of operations targeting anti-social and reckless drivers, in particular speeding and nuisance vehicles. As your County Councillor he would explore how traffic calming and engineering measures can improve known ‘speeding hotspots’ in Seaton, Colyton & across the division.
Marcus also wants to see the future of Seaton Hospital secured. Working alongside Neil Parish MP, Marcus wants to see the hospital bolstered into a community-based facility offering high quality care, as well as sustainable health and well-being related services. He believes that future provision should be developed with a joined-up ‘Axe Valley’ approach.”
As both a Seaton Town Councillor and an East Devon District Councillor, Marcus has worked tirelessly over the past 6 years, securing the future of Seaton Town Hall as a community asset; supporting local businesses by devising a shop front grant scheme in Seaton, and working with South West Water to deliver water bottle refill stations to help reduce the use of single use plastics. As a Councillor representing all three tiers of local authority, Marcus will be able to work collaboratively across these to help speed up delivery of projects, particularly the Stop Line Way Cycle route and the A35 traffic scheme.
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