Budleigh author backs Independent for General Election

PUBLISHED: 12:31 22 May 2017 | UPDATED: 12:50 22 May 2017

Hilary Mantel

Hilary Mantel


Booker Prize-winning author Hilary Mantel has given her backing to Independent General Election candidate Claire Wright for the upcoming poll.

Independent General Election candidate for East Devon Claire Wright.Independent General Election candidate for East Devon Claire Wright.

Ms Mantel, who lives in Budleigh Salterton, said: “Claire Wright is the candidate who will speak up for Devon East - she stands as an Independent, and that means she is free to speak with a strong and genuine voice on issues that affect all of us in our everyday lives.

“She is local, energetic, knowledgeable, and has a real chance of going to Westminster - if local people will come out and support her on election day. If you want a different kind of politics, do something different to get it.

“Don’t waste your vote, give it to Claire Wright: trust a candidate with a clear vision for our unique part of England.”

Mrs Wright said she was ‘so proud’ to have received Ms Mantel’s backing.

Mrs Wright is standing for election in East Devon against Alison Eden (Lib Dem), Peter Faithfull (Independent), Brigitte Graham (UKIP), Jan Ross (Labour), Sir Hugo Swire (Conservative), and Michael Val Davies (Independent).

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