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Lib Dem Ian Roome has decided to stand in North Devon at the next general election

Cllr Ian Roome, who represents Barnstaple North on Devon County Council, has been selected to fight the next general election for the North Devon Lib Dems, winning a members’ vote which ended on Monday night.

Ian Roome moved to North Devon in 1989 for his post at RAF Chivenor.

He was three times mayor of Barnstaple, now known as a local charity fundraiser.

Ian Roome moved to North Devon in 1989 for his post at RAF Chivenor

The Barnstaple resident has been a town councilor for nearly twenty years.

Ian Roome is now the Liberal Democrat Prospective Parliamentary Candidate (PPC) for North Devon.

Director Ian Roome said of his selection: “I have served in the Royal Air Force and now I am ready to serve in North Devon. Conservative MPs have time and again toed the party line at the expense of their constituents, while the Lib Dems and I have been fighting for local people for decades.

“It is time we replaced Westminster’s voice in North Devon with a real community champion who will stand up for local people. There is still a long way to go but I am ready to listen, lead the Lib Dem fight and win North Devon back for local people.”

Ian Roome, New Liberal Democrat PPC for North Devon
Ian Roome, New Liberal Democrat PPC for North Devon

A spokesman for the North Devon Lib Dems commented: “This is great news for North Devon. After more than seven years of Tory rule in North Devon, there is finally hope.

“Many will know Ian Roome as a tireless campaigner for health, housing, education, climate change, agriculture and more. Above all, he is a champion for North Devon and it is about time this part of the country had such a voice in Parliament.

“We look forward to working with Ian to win this seat back from the Conservatives, get back to delivering services for local people and create a better life for everyone in North Devon.”

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