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Friday, 10 May 2013 0 Comments by Claire

Guidelines for commenting on my blog
Here are the guidelines for commenting on my blog - http://www.claire-wright.org/index.php/post/policy_on_commenting_on_this_blog

An army of helpers are required if I am to run as a parliamentary candidate again!

Thursday, 20 April 2017 2 Comments by Claire

I am seriously considering putting my hat in the ring as an Independent candidate in the 8 June General Election.

I have been for many years, deeply concerned at this government’s attitude towards public services, especially the NHS, social care and education, all of which are underfunded and hugely struggling, especially in Devon.

Secret plans by senior Tories to scrap EU environmental laws

Monday, 17 April 2017 1 Comment by Claire

No surprise here, but it must be fought tooth and nail. This could mean dirty seas, air and a massive loss of species, including endangered species.

Also, development on areas that are currently highly protected under EU law.

I am guessing that most Brexiteers didn’t sign up for this but some us saw it coming.

George Osborne has been trying to scrap the EU Habitat Regs for years but EU commissioners told him to forget it.

Conservative candidate for Otter Valley attacks residents for trying to save Ottery Hospital

Thursday, 06 April 2017 5 Comments by Claire

The Conservative candidate for Otter Valley Ward, Tim Venner, has hit out at residents attending the event at Ottery St Mary Hospital on Saturday, which showed local determination to save the hospital and its services, which may be at risk in the future.

The hospital had its general medical beds removed in 2015 but the building may now be at risk too.

Mr Venner, who is my Conservative opponent in the Devon County Council elections, tweeted:  “Guess its (sic) good to spread gloom - stop hindering progress we need an evolving NHS fit for todday (sic) not 1970.”

Hugo Swire:  Being an MP isn’t a job and there’s plenty of time to do other jobs

Thursday, 06 April 2017 5 Comments by Claire

See Mr Swire’s latest rather surprising blog here - https://www.hugoswire.org.uk/news/blog-greed-george-osborne

Holding the Red Line at Ottery Hospital

Saturday, 01 April 2017 1 Comment by Claire

Ottery St Mary people (and from wider afield turned out in force this afternoon to hold the Red Line against any further risk to our hospital and its very building.

We were one of 13 such events across Devon - all residents involved are fighting for their own local hospitals.

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