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Pavalli Devulapalli and Gary Conway react to South West Norfolk general election result





A change in MP will bring an “improvement” to South West Norfolk, according to a fellow candidate.

Speaking after Terry Jermy defeated Liz Truss at last week’s general election, Pallavi Devulapalli, the Green Party candidate in the constituency, said: “I’m pleased that we got a change.”

Ms Devulapalli won 1,838 votes herself, finishing sixth of nine candidates.

Pallavi Devulapalli of the Green Party at the count last week
Pallavi Devulapalli of the Green Party at the count last week

She finished one place ahead of Earl Elvis of East Anglia, representing the Monster Raving Loony Party. He dazzled attendees throughout the count with a bright yellow suit.

Ms Devulapalli added: “Obviously, it would have been nice for me if I got more votes - but hey, it’s fine. I think people have thought long and hard about this - there was a lot of tactical voting going on as well.

“People did tell me about that beforehand - they said they loved our policies and would really like to have me, but they have to vote tactically.

Earl Elvis of Outwell at the Lynnsport count last week
Earl Elvis of Outwell at the Lynnsport count last week

“On the whole, I would say I am pleased. It is a good result.

“Let’s just say it is an improvement. I think change is good anyway in a democracy - it’s not good to be stuck with the same person for too long, because complacency sets in and you lose that freshness.

“It’s good that we have a fresh voice - I’ll wait to see what he does, and I’ll certainly be watching and challenging.”

Meanwhile, Gary Conway, the Heritage Party candidate in South West Norfolk, received just 160 votes.

However, he said: “While I could have hoped for more votes, I'm very pleased with and grateful for those I received.

“I'm delighted to have put the Heritage Party on the map in our first general election.

“I hope that the one million leaflets that our candidates put out across the country and the attention this election has brought to our common sense policies and principles will prove to be a foundation upon which we can build and grow for future elections.”



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