After 20 years of dedicated service the Right Hon. Sir Hugo Swire has decided that he will stand down from Parliament at the next election.
"East Devon Conservatives would like to thank Hugo for his outstanding work as our MP since 2001 and also his service as a Northern Ireland and Foreign Office Minister, where he developed a passion for the Commonwealth among his many other interests. Hugo rose to the challenge of being our MP, winning five general elections and he has continually challenged injustice with great passion and been very visible in the constituency, standing up for local residents. We are very sorry to say goodbye to him and wish him well for the future.
We will now begin a process to select a candidate to build on Hugo's excellent work."
Cllr de Saram - Constituency Chairman.
Above is a selection of pictures of Hugo's visits to his Constituency: