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Mid Devon


Dec 14, 2021

Mid Devon is a local government district in Devon, England. Its council is based in Tiverton.

This article is about the district. For the constituency, see Mid Devon (UK Parliament constituency).

Non-metropolitan district in England
Mid Devon District

Mid Devon shown within Devon
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region South West England
Non-metropolitan county Devon
Status Non-metropolitan district
Admin HQ Tiverton
Incorporated 1 April 1974

  Type Non-metropolitan district council
  Body Mid Devon District Council
  Leadership Alternative – Sec.31 (Conservative)
  MPs Neil Parish
Mel Stride

  Total 222.8 sq mi (577.1 km2)
Area rank 36th (of 309)

 (mid-2019 est.)
  Total 82,311
  Rank 285th (of 309)
  Density 370/sq mi (140/km2)

99.2% White
Time zone UTC0 (GMT)
  Summer (DST) UTC+1 (BST)
ONS code 18UD (ONS)
E07000042 (GSS)
OS grid reference SS9523512287
Website www.middevon.gov.uk

The district was formed under the Local Government Act 1972, on 1 April 1974 by the merger of the borough of Tiverton and Creditonurban district together with Tiverton Rural District, and Crediton Rural District.[1] It was originally called Tiverton District, but was renamed in 1978 by resolution of the district council.[2]

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Mid Devon shares borders with several other Devon districts as well as the county of Somerset. Neighbouring districts include Exeter, East Devon, North Devon, Teignbridge, West Devon and Torridge.

The Exe, the Culm, the Yeo, the Dalch, the Little Dart, the Taw, the Dart, the Brockley, the Creedy and the Spratford Stream flow through the district.

Raddon Top (772 ft.) is the highest point of the Raddon Hills. Excavations at the summit in 1994 uncovered traces of Early Iron Age settlement.[3]

Elections to Mid Devon council are held every four years. There are 41 councillors representing 23 wards. After the 2019 election, the council was run by a Liberal Democrat-Independent-Green coalition. However, the Council Leader, ‘Independent’ Bob Deed, removed the three Lib Dem’s from the Cabinet in 2020, replacing them with Tories and in March 2021 removed the only Green from the Cabinet, ensuring a Tory Majority in Cabinet, and effectively creating a Tory Minority Administration.

Date Conservative +/- Liberal Democrat +/- UKIP +/- Greens +/- Independent +/- Control
2015[4][5] 29 5 2 0 6 Conservative
2019 18 -11 12 +7 0 -2 2 +2 10 +4 Lib Dem-Ind-Green

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