Park visit for David Cameron
TORY leader David Cameron has given British holidays a ringing endorsement during a closed-doors visit to Sandy Bay. Last Thursday he was welcomed by resort director Paul Adkins and general manager Christine Seddon-Kaye, who showed him the facilities.
TORY leader David Cameron has given British holidays a ringing endorsement during a closed-doors visit to Sandy Bay.
Last Thursday he was welcomed by resort director Paul Adkins and general manager Christine Seddon-Kaye, who showed him the facilities.
Mr Cameron praised British breaks and said he would be having a UK holiday this year as he met holidaymakers.
Last year, Mr Cameron and his family holidayed in Exmouth as guests of East Devon local MP Hugo Swire.
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The visit to Sandy Bay was orchestrated by The Sun which dropped Labour as their party of choice and has endorsed the Conservatives.
They had invited some of their readers to quiz Mr Cameron at the latest of his pre-election 'town hall' meetings.
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He told holidaymakers that if he won the election, he would have a dedicated tourism minister to promote the UK tourism industry.
The dad-to-be added: "I think we have some great holiday locations in Britain and I can tell you that as someone who is expecting a baby this autumn, I think you will find my holiday will be in Britain this year."
He was quizzed on a wide range of topics ranging from NHS bureaucracy and school Olympics to support for families.
Mr Adkins told Mr Cameron how the holiday park, which has a team of 500 in peak season, was a vital mainstay of the local economy and a leading resort in the British holiday industry.
After the hour-long session Mr Cameron showed his support for the West Country cider industry by having a pint at the bar poured by barman Rogers Odiangu.
Rogers, who joined Devon Cliffs just over a month ago, said: "He asked me about my training and where I come from.
"I come from Reading and he said he was brought up near there in Newbury.