Mel was elected as the first MP for the newly created constituency of Central Devon in 2010 - one of the most rural in England. He was re-elected in 2015, 2017 and 2019 with an increased share of the vote each time.
George has lived in Bovey Tracey all his life, serving as a Bovey Town Councillor for nearly 50 years and Mayor on 7 occasions. He has represented Bovey Rural Division on Devon County Council since 2009 and Bovey Tracey Ward on Teignbridge District Council since 2011.
Lois lives in Jacobstowe, just outside Okehampton, with her husband Ben and their two children. For the past 20 years she has helped Ben run the family dairy and poultry farm while also running a charity which cares for vulnerable people with problems including drug and alcohol addiction.