Local News

Swire secures £750K for brand new Ottery school

East Devon’s MP, Sir Hugo Swire, has said he is ‘absolutely delighted’ that the Secretary of State for Education has agreed to contribute up to £750K towards the relocation of Tipton St John Primary School to Ottery St Mary.

East Devon MP calls for more cash for social care

East Devon MP Sir Hugo Swire has this week called on the Government to provide extra funding for social care in East Devon.

In the House of Commons on Tuesday, Sir Hugo quizzed Health Minister David Mowat on the subject, asking:

Sir Hugo launches new community minibus

MP Sir Hugo Swire officially launched a new community minibus secured by the Estuary League of Friends in Topsham earlier this week. 

Sir Hugo had previously supported the Estuary League of Friends' application to the Department for Transport for the minibus.

MP visits Exeter Science Park

Local MP Sir Hugo Swire, visited Exeter Science Park on Monday 14 November to see the new supercomputer building. Sir Hugo was instrumental in lobbying ministers for the new £97m supercomputer, which will be used by the Met Office to provide more accurate weather predictions. 

Environment Agency boss visits East Devon

The Chief Executive of the Environment Agency (EA), Sir James Bevan, visited East Devon on Friday 14 October after local MP Sir Hugo Swire invited him to the constituency.

Sir Hugo leads debate on healthcare provision in Devon

On Tuesday 18 October, Sir Hugo Swire, MP for East Devon led a parliamentary debate on healthcare provision in Devon. A recording of the debate can be watched here and a transcript can be read here.