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Immigration, a pitch for parliament - and the best one yet

Devoncast's look at local politics and Show of Hands

In this week’s edition of Devoncast, local democracy reporters Rob Kershaw, Ollie Heptinstall and Philip Churm sit down with Nick Bye, a Conservative Councillor in Torbay, and leader of the Labour opposition in Plymouth, Tudor Evans.

Keen to debunk any conception that Tories and members of the Labour Party are constantly at war, the pair discuss the latest political shenanigans in Devon and beyond.

On the table this week is the contentious new immigration bill announced this week by the government, a push to tackle vaping in Torbay, and the heavily Labour-influenced Ocean City budget.

Nick weighs in on Steve Darling’s run for parliament next year, and offers his thoughts on the Liberal Democrat politician’s leadership of Torbay Council.

Anyone feeling peckish? Well Tudor might be able to give you the perfect fish dish after his YouTube cooking exploits during lockdown using locally sourced ingredients.

Singer-songwriter Steve Knightley, an Exeter Chiefs fan, hopes to have supporters singing a new chant from the stands at Sandy Park.

Steve and Phil Beer, with others, form local folk band Show of Hands, and wouldn’t it just be rude if we didn’t end the show with ‘The Best One Yet.’

There’s all that and more to enjoy on this week’s Devoncast.

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