Hugo Swire (Con) has today been re-elected to represent East Devon in Parliament……so we’ll see how well he does that.
Claire Wright, his closest rival, made an impressive bid to replace him as our MP, and is widely praised for her well run campaign. Claire was elected to Devon County Council in May 2013, with 2970 votes (a 74 per cent share)…….and yesterday her vote soared to 13,000. Not enough to beat Hugo this time, but given the national mood right now, a very solid support base to build on. Read Claire’s own take on election night, and on the outcome, on her blog http://www.claire-wright.org.