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Matt Hancock visits the Budleigh Hub

The new Health Minister Matt Hancock paid a visit to the recently opened Budleigh Hub, a centre for the community to have their minor health issues sorted out, to keep fit in the gym and to visit friends and and remain part of the local scene.

Swire calls for better broadband for East Devon


14387 broadband connections in East Devon are not getting the proposed minimum broadband download speed, according to a new report from the British Infrastructure Group of MPs (BIG) co-signed by Hugo Swire MP.

Hugo Swire re-selected as Conservative candidate for East Devon

The East Devon Conservative Association unanimously adopted Sir Hugo Swire selected as the Conservative candidate for the 2017 General Election on Saturday 29 April. Sir Hugo said he was 'honoured and delighted' to have been re-selected. 

The Devon Conservative Group call on Government to properly fund Devon schools

Each pupil in Devon received £290 less than the national average. Conservatives in Devon believe this is not right. The current/recent Government consultation is flawed and does not improve the situation. We therefore call on Government to increase the funding for the young people of Devon.

East Devon MP welcomes social care boost

East Devon MP, Sir Hugo Swire, has welcomed the Government’s decision to plough an extra £2bn into the social care system.  

As part of today’s Budget, Chancellor Philip Hammond announced the following: