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Hugo Swire to stand down at the next election. My response:

By |2019-09-13T07:58:23+00:00September 13th, 2019|News|

Party Politics is in turmoil. I stand ready to take on the issues that matter to people here in Devon East of health services straining to cope, underfunded schools and the irreparable damage to our environment under the watch of [...]

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I’m ready for the fight to come and I’m ready to become an MP…

By |2019-09-08T17:41:45+00:00September 8th, 2019|News|

It’s been an extraordinary and unprecedented few weeks in politics. A man without scruple is now our prime minister, aided and abetted by a reckless adviser and the most hardline rightwing cabinet we have ever seen in this country. In [...]

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Devon fire service response times under threat due to govt cuts

By |2019-09-07T18:19:03+00:00September 7th, 2019|News|

I spent a couple of hours talking with firefighters at Topsham Fire Station on Saturday 31 August before my PC broke, hence this delayed blogpost! Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service is currently consulting on a range of options [...]

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Tipton St John children kickstart Devon school funding petition!

By |2019-08-10T13:37:30+00:00August 10th, 2019|News|

Children at Tipton St John Primary School have spearheaded a campaign to urge the government to more fairly fund Devon schools. In Devon schools receive around £300 per pupil less than other parts of the country, because of the way [...]

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The local NHS says there’s a funding shortfall so is asking people their views…

By |2019-07-31T13:20:50+00:00July 31st, 2019|News|

The local NHS - Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (NEW Devon CCG) - is asking Devon residents their views on health services, after outlining in a presentation sent to councillors, information about a funding shortfall, workforce shortages, [...]

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10 Point Green Action Plan referred to Environment Board… but Tories vote down proposal to write to new Environment Secretary

By |2019-07-31T17:55:21+00:00July 26th, 2019|News|

My 10 point Green Action Plan for Devon was, as expected, referred to the council's environment performance board, at yesterday's full council meeting. I was happy to support this recommendation from cabinet on my motion, which is here - https://claire-wright.org/2019_site/wp-admin/post.php?post=2586&action=edit [...]

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Debate on my 10 point Devon Green Action Plan takes place tomorrow!

By |2019-07-31T17:56:36+00:00July 24th, 2019|News|

The final debate on my 10 point green action plan will take place tomorrow at Devon County Council's full council meeting. The action plan, in full below, has received a lukewarm response from council officers, who responded rather negatively to [...]

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A deeply unworthy man becomes our prime minister… but for how long?

By |2019-07-23T15:05:50+00:00July 23rd, 2019|News|

So Boris Johnson becomes our new prime minister. Just three years ago this would have been unthinkable. Laughable in fact. But the conservative party has allowed one man - Farage - to shift this country's politics to the extreme right, [...]

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Watch my debate on BBC Sunday Politics yesterday!

By |2019-07-22T12:10:38+00:00July 22nd, 2019|News|

I took part in a debate with Labour Deputy Leader of Exeter City Council, Rachel Sutton and the Conservative Leader of Cornwall Council, Linda Taylor, which aired yesterday. The subjects were:  Planning, waste collections, wildflower verges and the leadership contests... [...]

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East Devon road accident blackspot to get a speed limit reduction – finally!

By |2019-07-18T15:47:08+00:00July 18th, 2019|News|

A notorious accident blackspot between Newton Poppleford and Sidmouth is set to have its speed limit reduced to 40mph, after years of lobbying from councillors, police officers and local people. This morning, councillors on Devon County Council's Highways and Traffic [...]

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Devon’s NHS failing on cancer treatment waits

By |2019-06-26T20:02:15+00:00June 18th, 2019|News, Recent|

The NHS in Devon is failing to meet national targets on people being treated for cancer within 62 days of an urgent referral. Councillors at today’s Health and Adult Care Scrutiny Committee meeting heard that part of the reason for [...]

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