East Devon independent parliamentary candidate Claire Wright stood for election in 2015, 2017 and 2019, coming second each time. Now the resignation of Tory MP Neil Parish has brought her into the spotlight as a possible candidate for the Tiverton and Honiton by-election. Claire wrote to WestCountry Voices about her reaction to the resignation, and […]
Author: Claire Wright
Claire was an Independent councillor at all levels of local government for 12 years in the Ottery St Mary area, standing down from Devon County Council in 2021. She also stood as an Independent candidate for the East Devon constituency in the 2015/17 and 19 general elections, closing the gap on the Conservative majority, with almost 26,000 votes in 2019. Claire is now a writer, campaign trainer and occasional broadcaster. She remains fascinated with politics!
While East Devon constituents were asking MP Simon Jupp to vote against the Health and Care Bill on 23 November, he stepped in to delete comments and blocked further remarks. The move to censor comments on his Facebook page comes after a torrid few weeks of being challenged by his constituents (and by me) on […]
Ministers have ruled Devon County Council must go to the polls on Thursday 6 May, despite the country being in the midst of a deadly pandemic. The government directive runs directly counter to its lockdown policies, which have seen the closure of schools and many businesses. “We must ensure a level playing field for those standing for election, […]
Four A Level politics students from King’s School are officially launching a six-week campaign, starting 17 August,, with the aim of debating the benefits of diversity in Devon and a greater understanding of what constitutes racist behaviour or prejudice. Diversity in Devon is being launched through the voices of 17 year olds Sandra Sanena and Anoo […]