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Friday, 19 May 2017 7 Comments by Claire

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!

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

Saturday, 27 May 2017 0 Comments by Claire

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.

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Hustings Friday 26 May and Tuesday 30 May…

Thursday, 25 May 2017 1 Comment by Claire

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….

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

Thursday, 25 May 2017 0 Comments by Claire

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
Midday – Sidmouth in market square
2.30pm - Exmouth Magnolia Centre, outside Boots
4pm - Budleigh Salterton – town end of the seafront

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

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 5 Comments by Claire

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.

My General Election campaigning activity is suspended today

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 0 Comments by Claire

I am desperately sorry to hear about the appalling attack and tragic deaths in Manchester overnight.

All my campaigning activity will be suspended today as a mark of respect.

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

Saturday, 20 May 2017 0 Comments by Claire

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….......

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