Geoffrey Cox has been MP for Torridge and West Devon since he was first elected in 2005. He was returned for a fifth time in the 2019 General Election with a historic 60.1% of the vote – the largest majority of any MP to hold the seat.
He and his wife, Jeanie, have lived in West Devon for many years and are well known in the community. His three children were brought up here, attending local schools. His father went to school in Tavistock and his family have been Devonians for generations. Geoffrey is President of Tavistock AFC, a founding Trustee of a local mental heath charity and Vice President of the North Devon Hospice. He has a special interest in learning disabilities and mental heath and supports charities, community causes and sports clubs all over the constituency.
Covid allowing, he holds regular and frequent advice surgeries in Bideford, Torrington, Holsworthy and Tavistock. He also helps over 2000 constituents a year with their individual cases.
In the New Year’s honours, 2021, after spending time as a valued Attorney General in the cabinets of both Theresa May and Boris Johnson, he became Rt Hon Sir Geoffrey Cox KC MP.
Famous for his ‘this is a dead parliament’ speech in the Commons, autumn 2019, Geoffrey’s popularity has grown and grown, achieving ever greater vote-share in successive elections in Torridge and West Devon.
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“When a friend suggested that we got an appointment with Geoffrey Cox to help us obtain an ASD assessment for our daughter, we didn’t really think it would help much but this couldn’t have been further from the truth. We were amazed by the support offered by Geoffrey and his team. His empathy, experience and advice made a huge difference to our situation. As a result, our daughter received a diagnosis within weeks and the process has now been improved for other families on the ASD pathway in Devon.” Mr. & Mrs. B. Bideford.
“After battling with CAMHS for too long to get the help my child desperately needed, Geoffrey responded to my request straight away and really took the time to understand the problems we had been having trying to make health service and social service professionals listen. His influence got my child that help, and things are finally improving. Geoffrey has probably been the single most important influence on whether my child has a happy and successful adult life, and I will be forever grateful for that.” J.D. Tavistock
‘On behalf of the North Devon Fishermen’s Association, we would like to pass on our grateful thanks for all that Geoffrey Cox has done for the fishing industry of North Devon. When we have called upon him, he has always responded. He has always supported our cause.’ John Balls. Chair. NDFA.