The Green Party has elected Olly Davey as their prospective parliamentary candidate for the new constituency of Exmouth and Exeter East.

The new constituency includes Exmouth, Budleigh Salterton, Woodbury, Topsham and East Exeter including and stretching north of the Countess Weir estate. Mr Davey has been a member of Exmouth Town Council and East Devon Council since May 2019.

Mr Davey was elected as the first Green mayor of Exmouth in May last year.

He is currently serving as the mayor of Exmouth and chair of East Devon District Council’s Strategic planning committee. Olly is also a musician, performing locally in a number of bands.

Olly stated: “I have agreed to stand for parliament because I want to ensure that there is a Green voice in the forthcoming election.

“Too often the environment and climate crisis are left out of the debate or given a token mention.

“I intend to make sure that they are right at the forefront of our thinking and influence everything that we aim to do.”

The other confirmed candidates for the Exmouth and Exeter East seat are David Reed (Conservative) and Paul Arnott (Liberal Democrats).