Philip Pester has been elected as the new Chairman of the Bideford Division of the Conservative Party. At the divisional meeting held at Bideford Conservative Club on 11 August, a new team of officers was elected to assist Mr Pester, including Dr Peter Le Maistre, who was named as Secretary of the division.
Chairman of Torridge & West Devon Conservative Association, James Morrish, said “It was really pleasing to see a room full of Conservative supporters at the meeting and great to see a bright new team elected to run the Bideford division.”
Mr Morrish added “It’s also good to have had a high level of new prospective candidates contact us from all over Torridge and West Devon and signing up to stand as Conservatives in the 2015 District Council elections.”
A new committee was also appointed to help the Chairman and Secretary with the running of the division. The full committee is made up of (pictured on right, clockwise): Philip Pester, Dr Peter Le Maistre, Lynette Wragg, Patricia Langdon, Cllr Mervyn Langmead.