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Entries for February 2015

DateBlog Entry
Saturday, 28 February 2015Campaigning on the eastern side of Exeter
Saturday, 28 February 2015EDDC leader and chief exec urged to suspend office relocation due to disclosure judgement delay
Friday, 27 February 2015Legal fees on fighting Info Commissioner spirals: AND judgement due two days AFTER EDDC decision!
Friday, 27 February 2015EDDC changes tack and pushes local plan on through elections after all!
Friday, 27 February 2015Government ignores parliamentary select committee which demanded changes to planning rules
Friday, 27 February 2015Furious fall-out between Government minister and independent who wants his Devon job
Thursday, 26 February 2015Hugo Swire: Don’t vote for Claire Wright, it will cause chaos ...
Wednesday, 25 February 2015Independent, Claire Wright, confirmed as main challenger to Minister, Swire
Wednesday, 25 February 2015West Hill gets its missing link pavement - after 20 years!
Wednesday, 25 February 2015Two public consultation events next week on proposals for 100 acre quarry on edge of Ottery
Tuesday, 24 February 2015Five hospitals now on ‘black alert’ as demand outstrips supply
Tuesday, 24 February 2015EDDC to force through vote on office relocation just days before purdah
Tuesday, 24 February 2015EDDC tree task forum examines enforcement and prosecution
Monday, 23 February 2015MP Tessa Munt on cash for access scandal:  “MPs shouldn’t have second jobs”
Monday, 23 February 2015Aylesbeare Inn set to be demolished and replaced with three dwellings and a business unit
Monday, 23 February 2015Hugo dodges The Thorny Question and blames EDDC for speculative development
Monday, 23 February 2015Will there be an election upset in East Devon in May?
Friday, 20 February 2015My answers to the questions from Sidmouth residents at my public meeting last week
Friday, 20 February 2015East Devon resident makes the case for Independent MPs and councillors
Friday, 20 February 2015My motion to protect community hospital buildings backed unanimously at Devon County Council
Friday, 20 February 2015Hugo Swire claims £50m cuts to Devon County Council will mean spend increases!
Thursday, 19 February 2015Sky News takes an interest in my election campaign
Wednesday, 18 February 2015Public election meetings get off to a great start!
Saturday, 14 February 2015Campaigning at Lympstone and Exmouth
Friday, 13 February 2015When will Tory leadership put East Devon before the party? Now local plan falls foul of elections!
Friday, 13 February 2015Hugo votes in favour of crippling cuts to Devon County Council
Wednesday, 11 February 2015Tonight’s show will go on without me
Monday, 09 February 2015My first GENERAL ELECTION public meeting in Sidmouth on Wednesday
Friday, 06 February 2015Another big turnout by residents worried about mass housing developments at Clyst St Mary
Friday, 06 February 2015Response to scoping exercise for controvesial plans to quarry at Straitgate Farm, Ottery
Wednesday, 04 February 2015Hugo Swire please vote against the devastating cuts to Devon County Council
Monday, 02 February 2015Anxiety and upset over proposed loss of Ottery’s town bus
Monday, 02 February 2015East Devon Alliance makes political history ... letting a breath of fresh air into a stagnant room”
Sunday, 01 February 2015Questions and answers from my manifesto launch in Exmouth