Author: Claire Wright

Claire has been a Devon County councillor (Otter Valley ward) since 2013 and stood as an Independent candidate for East Devon in the 2015/17 and 19 General elections, closing the gap on the Conservative majority. She is, amongst many other things, a Woodland Trust Tree Champion for Devon. Claire has lived in East Devon most of her life and has one teenage daughter.

May local elections: level playing field? Doesn’t look that way!

Claire Wright

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 young people launch ‘Diversity in Devon’

Claire Wright

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 […]