The Vision Group reports on its series of election hustings in Sidmouth:
Futures Forum: Election hustings in Sidmouth - a roundup
Here's a look at where the parliamentary candidates are from the Express & Echo:
Round up: East Devon's election enters final few days
By Exeter Express and Echo | Posted: April 28, 2015
Hugo Swire is defending his East Devon Seat for the Conservatives
Hugo Swire is defending East Devon for the Conservatives between his duties in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office where he is involved in the crisis in Nepal following the earthquake. Despite the global emergency he was at the Budleigh Salterton Farmers’ Market canvassing support this week hoping his hefty majority will stay intact.
Stuart Mole for the Lib Dems who is hoping to topple the Government minister retweeted East Devon Watch that the Swire family were 42 in the Sunday Times Rich List. He was campaigning in St Loyes in Exeter this week – one of two areas of the city that lie within East Devon – the other being Topsham.
Mr Mole is expected to be the main challenger to the Conservatives in the election but one candidate begs to differ. Independent Claire Wright continues to insist she could unseat Mr Swire. The West Hill resident and Devon County Councillor is making it personal questioning Mr Swire’s claim he regularly visits local schools and pointing out that pupils in Devon get £270 less funding per head than the national average.
Steve Race for Labour is concerned about fears that Exmouth’s St John’s Court may close while UKIP’s Andrew Chapman says he is dismayed over the uncompetitive EU directives that burden local businesses and even threatens the hospital in Ottery St Mary.
With a week to go there is still plenty to play for with hustings at Westpoint near Exeter on Friday, May 1, where the public can fire questions at the candidates.
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Round up: East Devon's election enters final few days | Exeter Express and Echo