Monthly Archives: May 2017

Latest YouGov poll predicts that I will take the East Devon parliamentary seat

By |2017-05-31T16:34:00+00:00May 31st, 2017|News|

YouGov poll for East Devon, 31 MayThe latest YouGov poll predicts that I will take the East Devon parliamentary seat..See https://twitter.com/rlwjones/status/869930547350523904

However, in order to win, I will need every single vote possible….

Thank you so much to all the 600 plus people across the constituency who are working so hard to get me elected next week.

And to all those people who have very kindly donated money… over 200 donations, raising over £10,000 in three weeks.  Amazing ... and exciting times!

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Cranbrook hustings: People want MPs to be honest, have integrity, passion, warmth and humour

By |2017-05-27T08:53:00+00:00May 27th, 2017|News|

Just four candidates showed up at last night’s Cranbrook hustings. Me, two other independents and a libdem candidate.

Questions were mainly on the NHS and Education, as well as others relating to Female Genital Mutilation and what we would like to achieve in parliament.

Keep reading .....

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Hustings Friday 26 May and Tuesday 30 May…

By |2017-05-25T23:11:00+00:00May 25th, 2017|News|

There will be a hustings tomorrow (Friday 26 May) at Cranbrook Education Campus.

It starts at 7.30pm. I hope to see you there!

Another hustings in Exmouth takes place on Tuesday 30 May, at the Holy Trinity Church, also at 7.30pm.

MOST of the candidates will be there….

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Final two Saturdays of the general election:  Visiting a town centre where you are!

By |2017-05-25T23:04:00+00:00May 25th, 2017|News|

I would love to meet as many of you as possible!

Saturday 27 May
10am - Ottery St Mary - outside Boots
11.30am - Cranbrook outside Younghayes Centre
2pm - Exmouth Magnolia Centre - outside Boots
3:30pm - Budleigh Salterton (town end of the seafront)

Saturday 3 June
10am – Topsham, outside Methodist Church

THE EVENTS BELOW ARE NOW CANCELLED, I WILL BE CANVASSING IN CRANBROOK. SO SORRY FOR THE SHORT NOTICE
Midday – Sidmouth in market square
2.30pm - Exmouth Magnolia Centre, outside Boots
4pm - Budleigh Salterton – town end of the seafront

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Conservative manifesto: A triple-pronged attack on East Devon’s pensioners

By |2017-05-24T08:50:00+00:00May 24th, 2017|News|

I fundamentally oppose the raft of measures that will disadvantage pensioners that has been outlined in the Conservative manifesto.

Even with the so-called u-turn on social care announced by Mrs May on Monday, older people in the area will disproportionately suffer under a conservative government, should one be formed after the election on 8 June.

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Booker prize winning author Hilary Mantel backs my general election bid!

By |2017-05-20T19:42:00+00:00May 20th, 2017|News|

Award-winning novelist Hilary Mantel has backed an independent candidate standing for Parliament in the East Devon seat where she lives. The author, famous for books including Wolf Hall and the controversial The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher, has urged voters to back Claire Wright….......

http://www.devonlive.com/booker-prize-winning-author-hilary-mantel-backs-independent-claire-wright-for-general-election/story-30344339-detail/story.html#Dzku7wvo2jmPCYVb.99

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MY GENERAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN 2017 - MANIFESTO, POSTERS, HUSTINGS, EVENTS and Q&As

By |2017-05-19T21:30:00+00:00May 19th, 2017|News|

I am an Independent candidate in the General Election on Thursday 8 June, for the East Devon parliamentary seat.

My campaign has taken off like a rocket with almost £8,000 received in donations in 10 days, hundreds of my A1 poster boards being displayed across the constituency, and a 600 strong team of enthusiastic and willing helpers!

Keep reading…
 

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General Election Saturday town centre events TOMORROW

By |2017-05-19T15:39:00+00:00May 19th, 2017|News|

Tomorrow, my team and I are looking forward to chatting to hundreds of you at:

Ottery 10am – outside Boots
Sidmouth 11.30am – market square
Exmouth 2pm – outside Boots, Magnolia Centre
Budleigh 3.30pm – on the seafront at the town end

Come and say hello!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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Hugo Swire refuses to attend any hustings

By |2017-05-18T14:06:00+00:00May 18th, 2017|News|

“I am really disappointed that Hugo Swire is refusing to attend hustings during the general election period. MPs are supposed to be accountable to constituents and this is a golden opportunity for him to talk about how he plans to represent people if he is re-elected.  It reflects very badly on him that he is refusing to attend.

“I was looking forward to having a robust debate with him and I can only assume that he is refusing to attend because he is worried about being challenged by me - I have been regularly holding him to account for the past three years via my blog and through the media!”

http://www.exmouthjournal.co.uk/news/hustings-row-as-east-devon-election-campaign-begins-1-5023424

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Chief tactical voting site endorses me as THE opposition to Hugo Swire

By |2017-05-17T09:13:00+00:00May 17th, 2017|News|

The main tactical voting website has endorsed me as the ONLY realistic opposition to the Conservative candidate in East Devon.

I am the only Independent in the country to be endorsed by Tactical2017.

It follows betting odds from William Hill, putting me at 9/2. A William Hill spokesman said the general election in Devon East is a head to head contest.

Here’s the website:  https://www.tactical2017.com/

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