English Votes

Express & EchoScotland had spoken and the result was clear. The Scottish people had decided to keep our country of four nations together. For those of us, like me, who first stood as a Unionist candidate in Greenock and Inverclyde before becoming MP for East Devon, we all breathed a huge sigh of relief.  It would have been devastating to see our United Kingdom come to an end.

Swire calls for a Cranbrook medical centre

 Hugo Swire recently wrote to the Secretary of State for Health, the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, to call for a medical centre to built in Cranbrook. 

Hugo views Farringdon art exhibition

After holding one of his regular advice surgeries at Farringdon Village Hall, local MP Hugo Swire took some time to view an art exhibition housed in the hall entitled '‘A Bank of Cultural memories’.  

Scottish Referendum

Western Morning NewsIf recent polls are to be believed Scotland is within touching distance of independence. Alec Salmond’s campaign to leave the United Kingdom only needs three more points to claim victory on September 18. After months of stagnation support for separation – mostly from the so call ‘undecided’ – suggests the momentum is edging towards the nationalists. This is undoubtedly ringing alarm bells at Westminster where cross party the consensus is that we are Better Together.


Express & EchoThe parliamentary recess has been dominated by foreign affairs, alarmingly so. Many people have seen the tragedies of recent conflicts unfolding on their screens and have felt conflicted by what our response as a nation should be.