Roy Freer ppc for Newton Abbot Constituency Labour Party Says :
"I have attached a letter which I personally hand delivered to Anne Marie Morris this morning concerning the actions of Cllr Eve Barisic and her decision to continue ‘representing’ the Newton Abbot North ward on Devon CC despite the fact that she now lives in France"
Roy Goes on to say:
"I have been contacted by dozens of her constituents, many of whom voted for her, to express their incredulity that she is behaving in this way. Furthermore, they share my disappointment that Cllr Hart, as Leader of Devon County Council, has chosen to support Cllr Barisic and her 350 mile commute to Newton Abbot.
Respect for politics has fallen to record depths and it is our duty as politicians to be seen to do the right thing. Therefore, I am calling upon you, as Cllr Barisic’s friend, party colleague and MP, to persuade her to think again and resign her seat. A by-election could easily be held at minimal cost on May 7th, allowing her constituents to elect someone who lives in Newton Abbot, not the other side of the English Channel.
If she refuses to take such advice, I presume that you will distance yourself from her actions."