"I am a Bideford man, born and bred. I have a local business, employing local men. I support the local boxing club and praise their move to Pollyfield Community Centre. I support the Bideford Reserve Team and Youth at Bideford Football Club. A staunch supporter of local charities, I work hard to give back to our community. I am passionate about my town and invite the public to contact me whenever they need help with an issue of concern."
Dermot was the Mayor of Bideford. He is the leader of the Conservatives on Torridge District Council.