• Julien Parrott publishes his ‘Blueprint for a Better Bay’

    Below is the text of a news release, dated tomorrow, announcing the publication of my mayoral manifesto, Blueprint for a Better Bay. Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to the development of this document, which has been some months in gestation!

    Julien Parrott, the UKIP prospective mayoral candidate for the Torbay Elections, May 2015, has today published ‘Blueprint for a Better Bay’, his manifesto for the campaign.

    “This is a manifesto with a difference,” says Julien Parrott, “While it outlines my proposals, it is specifically designed to encourage debate and invite suggestions. By setting out a clear agenda to bring the mayor and his role closer to the residents and businesses that rely on our Bay for a home and an income, I believe that Blueprint represents the most comprehensive offer that a prospective mayor has ever presented to Bay voters.

    “There is no such thing as a monopoly on good ideas; it would be ludicrous to think that one person or one group of people has such a monopoly. The fact that I am seeking a genuine dialogue and debate with people so early in the campaign is, I believe, the clearest of signs that I would bring a truly different approach to the role once elected. Blueprint is, therefore, a living document and is subject to changes as ideas develop through discussion. Of course, it cannot contain a huge number of specific details about how I would address all of the issues that we face in the Bay, without becoming an extremely long, tedious and repetitive document, but it certainly gives a flavour of how I intend to approach them.

    “The way in which Blueprint is like other manifestos, however (or at least like manifestos used to be), is that I would be happy to be held to each and every proposal that it contains.”

    Julien Parrott explains that, since he was first elected in 2007, it has been a constant complaint from residents across the Bay that they do not always have the time or means to attend meetings, and even if they do, they can feel uncomfortable in standing up and putting forward their ideas. This way, he hopes that anyone who wishes to comment and truly participate in the election campaign will have the opportunity to do so if they wish, as they can write, email, telephone or call in to talk to him.

    For anyone who wishes, copies are available via Julien Parrott’s website: www.julienparrott.com. For those without online access, copies are available on request from 01803 293217.

    “I do hope that people enjoy reading the Blueprint, and that they find it stimulating at a time when our Bay faces unprecedented challenges,” says Julien Parrott.

    Notes to Editors:

    Julien Parrott was first elected as a councillor for Ellacombe Ward, Torbay Borough Council, in 2007; re-elected in 2011.

    During the civic year 2013-2014, he served as Chairman of the Council, the civic leader of the Bay.

    He has also served as Chairman of Overview & Scrutiny. Since his election, he has taken a particularly strong interest in children’s issues, women’s safety, health – especially that of older people, housing, and law and order. As well as Full Council, he is currently a member of the council’s Audit Committee, Standards Committee, Licensing Committee, Transport Appeals Committee, and a regular contributor to Overview & Scrutiny, Health Scrutiny and budget debates.

    He is a founding member of the Torbay Child Poverty Commission. His current appointments include Chairman of Torbay Children Centres Strategic Advisory Board, a Trustee of the charity Children & Families in Grief, and a Director of the Learning Academy Partnership (South West) which includes Ellacombe Academy, the ‘Outstanding’ (OFSTED) Little Stars Nursery, and the Bay’s best-performing primary school, Ilsham Academy.

    You can download Blueprint for a Better Bay from the box at the top of my home page



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

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During the Civic Year

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

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