• Approved UKIP mayoral candidate!

    Yesterday afternoon, I became the first-ever approved UKIP candidate for the position of directly elected mayor in Torbay, paying my deposit (it costs £500 to stand as mayor) and the cost of being included in the mayoral leaflet sent out by the council to all Bay households (that is a whopping £1,000).

    This £1500 is a substantial amount of money, so I must thank everyone in UKIP Torbay and all our supporters in the Bay and beyond, who have raised so much money for our 2015 war chest.

    In standing for mayor, I’m here to ensure that the people of our bay have a genuine alternative to the failed conservative mayoral offer. A candidate who really is committed to delivering democracy and social justice every day and not just at election time. See for yourself how I intend to make good on my promise by checking out my manifesto Blueprint for a Better Bay (download it from the button at the top of this page).

    As I was walking through Torquay town centre the other day, I was stopped by a near neighbour in Ellacombe. Of course all of us in Ellacombe are going to vote for you as mayor, he told me, but we’re such a small ward that we can’t make any difference against those huge Tory strongholds elsewhere in the Bay.

    Not so! Here’s an interesting picture (something other than me holding my candidate papers – you’ll see many others doing that!). Andrew Neale, a psephological expert who undertook to analyse all of the most recent UK local elections (you can find his website here) has put together some interesting diagrams.

    The first (above) shows the predominant results for each ward in terms of the ward’s actual size.

    The second (above) is in the form of a cartogram, in which the size of each ward is proportional to its voting power.

    Interesting, eh? So all you voters in Ellacombe can go out and cast your vote in the full knowledge that it carries just as much weight as other wards!



Julien Parrott, UKIP

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

julien campaign

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.

Click on the logo to go to the UKIP.org website

Passport crop

Where I have used photos not taken by me or given to me to use for my material, I have credited both the source of the picture and the photographer, where I can. If a photo is yours, and you would like a credit or would prefer me to remove it, then please let me know via the ‘Contact me' page on this site and I will do that.

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