• Dateline 13 September 2015

    Now that Council is back in full swing after the summer break, I hope to be able to update this website a little more often. As many of you will already know, in May, Mayor Oliver asked me to take on the post of Executive Lead for Adult Social Care for Torbay Council, a job I was happy to accept. Since then, and because of the council’s commitment to joint commissioning in order to improve/streamline services and save money, he invited me to add the Children’s Services portfolio to my responsibilities. This, I too accepted.

    I was aware that it would involve a huge amount of challenges and commitment, something you know I have never shied away from. In making the decision, I knew that I would not be prepared to allow the needs of Ellacombe residents to take a back seat; I know that they – you - expect me to serve the whole Bay community to the best of my ability, and are proud that I am in a position to do that.

    Of course, this has meant that I have spent a great deal of time over the past couple of months getting to grips with things, and this website has had to take something of a back seat. In Ellacombe, you know I am still available to you six days a week through my local business or by telephone (and if I’m not there, there is always someone to help or to take a message). I don’t think there are any other councillors in the Bay who are as easily accessible.

    Why we should celebrate the arrival of ‘Tom and Jerry’

    As a member of UKIP, I know all about the sneering attitude of the mainstream media towards conviction politics. Any deviation from the grey, unappetising soup of the middle-ground consensus is treated with disdain and barely hidden animosity.

    I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the Labour Party and its new leader and deputy leader on yesterday’s election results. Their election marks a return to conviction politics that we have not seen since Margaret Thatcher. The fact that the media - led by the BBC - is so outraged is, in my view, a very welcome consequence.

    I look forward to UKIP and Labour standing shoulder to shoulder against the anti-democratic forces of the European Union and a return to honest debate in Parliament. That honest debate never went away in communities across the nation and I suspect it is the reason that Labour is finally returning to its roots.

    Councillor Ruth Pentney

    Still on the subject of conviction politics, one local politician for whom the need to avoid the non-politics of consensus was never in doubt was Councillor Ruth Pentney (long-serving Councillor for Clifton with Maidenway).

    Councillor Ruth died last week of Motor Neurone Disease. She will, I believe, be sorely missed by everyone in the Bay who values genuine debate as a means of understanding and solving the issues we all face as a community.

    On a personal note, I remember thanking Councillor Ruth for her support for my nomination for Chairman of Council back in 2013. “That’s all right,” she said. “I just wanted to see what you look like in a dress!”

    I will miss Councillor Ruth, and am proud to have served on the same council as her for over eight years.



Julien Parrott, UKIP

Councillor for Ellacombe Ward, 2007 to date
Executive Lead for Adults and Children
Torbay Borough Council Unitary Authority

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11 November 2017

A brief update ...

I realise that I keep apologising for not maintaining this website! I really hope that I will be able to do something with it in the near future, but I know that my fellow Ellacombe residents understand that my priority is with my ward work and with my work for children and adults across the Bay as Executive Lead councillor.

In the meantime, an update for my fellow Ellacombe residents: please note that my contact details have changed. If you want to discuss a local issue with me, please see below for my new contact arrangements.

Email me:

Write to me:
Cllr Julien Parrott, Torbay Council, Town Hall, Torquay TQ1 3DR

Telephone me:
01803 389624 (Mon-Fri, daytime)

Come and see me:
I am also generally available each Monday between 12 noon and 1pm at the Office of William Dartmouth MEP, at 49 Market Street, Torquay TQ1 3AW

Julien in Regalia

During the Civic Year

2013-2014, I had the honour of being elected Chairman of Torbay Council.

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