11 May 2017
Green Party members in South Devon are celebrating after Jacqi Hodgson was elected to Devon County Council as councillor for Totnes & Dartington.
The final results were:
Jacqi Hodgson - Green - 1524
Robert Vint - Liberal Democrat - 1304
Rose Rowe - Conservative - 892
Evelyn Burges - Labour - 546
Alan Langmaid - UKIP - 96
Jacqi, 61, has lived in Totnes, for nine years. She works as a freelance environmental adviser. Jacqi has been a Totnes Councillor for eight years, District Councillor for Dartington and Staverton for 6 years and was the Mayor of Totnes for two years.
Jacqi Hodgson has also been selected as the Green Party candidate for the Totnes parliamentary constituency.
Following her successful selection at a meeting of local party members, Jacqi pledged to make protecting local A&E services, funding for Devon's schools and securing a referendum on the outcome of the Brexit negotiations a priority for her campaign and, if elected, her work as an MP.