• East Devon parliamentary election campaign short survey launches!

    7th June 2014 | News | Claire
  • It aims to get East Devon constituency residents views on a wide range of issues, such as business, education, health services and environmental issues, as well as what their priorities are for public spending.

    It also aims to establish residents thoughts on which public services are most important in their eyes, and which they would protect from budget cuts.

    The survey, which is open to residents living in the East Devon constituency, will be available until December.

    I want my manifesto to reflect as much as possible, local people’s views and this survey, along with conversations with individual residents, will help me do this.

    Please do complete it. It will take you just a minute or two!

    If you are not sure whether you live in the East Devon constituency, please check this map – http://www.eastdevon.gov.uk/new_constituency_boundaries

    Here’s the link to the survey – https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/eastdevonpriorities

    Photograph:  With Exmouth councillor, Steve Gazzard and grandson, Harry Wright, on Saturday.  Steve and Harry are running a campaign of their own.

    As a result of Steve’s daughter, Sarah’s illness, Steve launched a campaign to get people to ‘Sign Up’ to the NHS Organ Donor Register, starting in June 2012 when Sarah was well enough to help.

    Tragically, Sarah passed away on the 9th November, 2012 whilst awaiting a double lung transplant. The afternoon she passed away Sarah saved 3 peoples life’s by donating her organs.

    Steve has campaigned since June 2012 and has ‘Signed Up’ 2068 Organ Donors in Exmouth.  Steve has also addressed Parliaments Select Committee on Organ Transplant only 3 weeks after Sarah passed away.

    Steve would like to see an ‘Opt Out’ system instead of the current “opt in” system, and has had several discussions by letter with his MP Hugo Swire without success, on getting a question or debate in Parliament.