East Devon general election battle - 3 way fightThanks to http://eastdevonwatch.org/ for this story –
“In the East Devon constituency as of today: The Green Party has decided not to put up a candidate in East Devon. The Liberal Democrats have yet to announce if they have a candidate. Labour Party candidate Jessica Pearce has withdrawn her candidature and Labour must now find a substitute. Confirmed candidates as of today: Andrew Chapman (UKIP), Hugo Swire (Conservative) and Claire Wright (Independent). http://www.claire-wright.org/
The Sidmouth Herald on 30 January dedicated a full page to the forthcoming East Devon general election fight. It confirmed that the local Labour candidate had withdrawn from the race, whilst the Green Party had confirmed that it was not fielding a candidate as it was seeking to concentrate on the District Council elections that are also being held on 7 May.
Read the Sidmouth Herald coverage at -
The Sidmouth Herald coverage also reports on Claire Wright's manifesto launch last week.
So, with just under 100 days to go until the election it currently looks as if the electors will have a choice of 3 candidates.
This could all be very interesting for East Devon electors!