Claire Wright, the Independent fighting to be the next Member of Parliament for the East Devon constituency, is now regarded as the candidate most likely to unseat the current MP, Foreign Minister Hugo Swire. She is drawing ahead of the other three parties contesting the seat and the data implies that she is attracting support from many anxious to see a Conservative defeat.
Her odds, according to Ladbrokes, have changed from an initial 66/1 to 6/1, which are the best odds of any independent candidate in the UK. A spokesman for the company confirmed that “it is now definitely a two horse race” as others lose ground.
The spokesman also asserted that the improvement in Claire Wright’s odds have been ‘the most dramatic of any candidate, of any party, in the UK’ and now her prospects of victory are seen to be’ better than for any other independent across the whole country’.
Claire Wright, an experienced district and county councillor, who has lived in East Devon for most of her life, has devised her campaign on her extensive knowledge and experience of the constituency. Her manifesto was based on a survey of views from hundreds of responders and thousands of conversations with voters across the whole of the constituency.