Statement from the chairman of Torridge and West Devon Conservative Association, John Gray, in response to Sir Geoffrey Cox’s post on his website:
Geoffrey Cox is a superb constituency MP. He combines a strong ethos of public service with an astonishing work ethic and valuable legal expertise. The proof is in the pudding: when Geoffrey first came to this constituency it was a Liberal Democrat seat. Since winning the seat in 2005 Geoffrey has built an increased majority of 3,000 to almost 25,000 with a remarkable 60% vote share in 2019. This happened because of Geoffrey’s dogged commitment to serving his constituents. Time and again, constituents attending Geoffrey’s Saturday surgeries have found him a dedicated and powerful advocate.
His independent thinking, underpinned by his successful legal career, was very much to the country’s benefit during the challenging period surrounding the Brexit negotiations. I understand completely why people don’t want to see machine politicians and in Geoffrey Cox we have an MP who brings far wider expertise to the House.
Sir Geoffrey has my full support.
Chairman of Torridge and West Devon Conservative Association
10th November 2021
You can read the statement from Sir Geoffrey Cox here.