Peter Heaton-Jones

Former MP for North Devon
Peter Heaton-Jones is the former Conservative MP for North Devon elected at the 2015 General Election.

After working as a turkey plucker to make ends meet during college and university in the 70s and 80s, Peter had a twenty year career as a broadcaster, journalist and marketing professional.

He was a reporter, producer, editor and presenter at the BBC and in the commerical sector, as well as working for himself as a media trainer and consultant. He also lived and worked in Australia for a time, where he was head of marketing for the ABC's national radio stations.

His political experience began in 2007 when he volunteered to help on an MP's election campaign. Peter then began working for the Conservative Party as agent for two seats in the 2010 general election, both of which were Conservative gains.

He then became constituency office manager for two MPs, as well as being elected a Borough Councillor in his own right. Peter also served as a Parish Councillor and School Goverrnor.

Peter was selected as the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for North Devon in February 2013. He now has a house in a village near South Molton, at the heart of the constituency.