Gordon Hook

Liberal Democrat County Councillor for Newton Abbot South and District Councillor for Buckland and Milber Learn more

Another Good Days Campaigning Comes to an End

by gordonhook on 29 April, 2017

The Devon County Council elections are due on Thursday next. It seems to have been a long campaign, which I have thoroughly enjoyed. I really enjoy meeting residents and talking through issues, so campaigning is always a pleasure as far as I am concerned. Today I have been on both sides of Newton Abbot and […]

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Postal Votes Not Received???

by gordonhook on 28 April, 2017

I had three “complaints” from local supporters yesterday that postal votes had not arrived as anticipated. If you were expecting to receive a postal vote they should have arrived a week ago, and if they have not done so, please let Teignbridge Council Electoral Services Department know today (01626 361101)…or let me know and I […]

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Message Received

by gordonhook on 25 April, 2017

I had a message this morning. It went something like this….”Are you Mr Hook…the Lib Dem Cllr?” “Yes”, says I, “Can I help?” “Well, it’s just that you usually call on us at an election and you haven’t been yet. I was hoping you’d come and give me and my neighbour a poster to put […]

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Grass Cutting Problems. Cuts, but not to the Grass!

by gordonhook on 24 April, 2017

I am well aware that the grass verges around the town are growing fast, and as yet have not been cut this year. It isn’t good enough IMO, and I am trying hard to make progress to ensure they are cut pdq. The problem is complex, but arises in large part from the change of […]

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Con Claims I’m Misleading Electorate. NOT SO.

by gordonhook on 24 April, 2017

I received an email this afternoon from the Conservative candidate in the other Newton Abbot ward asking me to retract what he called a misleading statement in my election address, which states that “at the time of printing” I was the only candidate living in Newton Abbot, let alone the ward. That has subsequently been […]

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Spotting Sepsis in Children

by gordonhook on 24 April, 2017

While canvassing last week I met a resident who is leading a local campaign to make people more aware of the symptoms of Sepsis in children. She was understandably motivated to do so as she had lost a child to the killer illness. I can only imagine the agony that causes a mother. No mum […]

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Staggering Membership Growth

by gordonhook on 19 April, 2017

It was announced yesterday afternoon that in the hours immediately after the General Election was called our national party membership grew by over 5,000. I have just heard that in the 24 hours after the announcement 8 new members joined in Newton Abbot alone! This is simply staggering, and I have not known anything like […]

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All Children are Special

by gordonhook on 18 April, 2017

I hope we can all agree that all children are special, and that some have special needs. Children from Newton Abbot with special needs very often have to travel far afield for their special needs to be met, to Exeter and beyond. Therefore I welcome the proposal that a Special Needs School is established locally, […]

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Ogwell Cross Roundabout.

by gordonhook on 17 April, 2017

If not yet seen, it’s not to be missed. The effort of one person, some years ago, bringing such huge pleasure to so many every spring. What a fantastic gesture. I can recommend going out of your way today just to gaze on a roundabout. Beautiful.

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Travel Opportunities

by gordonhook on 15 April, 2017

Two travel offers worth considering …Unlimited travel anywhere in Devon on a single day ticket…Adult £8.50; Family ( 2 adults and up to 3 children) £17; Child £5.70. ( child aged up to 15) For more information www.journeydevon.info/devon-day-ticket You can also get “a deal” on the trains with a 50% reduction from now til the […]

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