David Knopfler, the former member of the British rock band Dire Straits, is among the candidates vying for a seat in the upcoming local elections in Devon. Representing the South Devon Alliance, he is running in the Ashburton and Buckfastleigh wards of Teignbridge Council.
Knopfler, who played rhythm guitar on Dire Straits’ early albums and hits such as “Sultans of Swing,” left the band in 1980 to pursue a solo career as a musician. He has since released 20 albums and settled in Ashburton with his family.
In his election material, Knopfler emphasizes his background as an economics graduate and former social worker. Furthermore, he highlights his commitment to ensuring the council’s accountability and effectiveness as a democratic instrument for the public good. Specifically, he aims to promote transparency and honesty in the council’s proceedings. Overall, Knopfler’s platform centers on improving the council’s representation of its constituents and advancing the public interest.
Susan Clarke of the South Devon Alliance, Huw Cox of the Liberal Democrats, Charlie Dennis of the Conservatives, Roger Haworth of the Greens, and Janette Parker of Labour are among the other candidates vying for a seat in the Ashburton and Buckfastleigh ward. In addition, Jack Major and John Nutley of the Liberal Democrats, Stuart Rogers, and Mark Searight of the Conservatives are also running for the council election.
The local council election in Devon is scheduled to take place on May 4. Three councilors will be elected from the Ashburton and Buckfastleigh ward, where David Knopfler is running for a seat on the council as a representative of the South Devon Alliance.
For more information about David, visit South Devon Alliance.