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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.

Sir Hugo leads debate on education funding in Devon

Sir Hugo Swire said he was 'delighted' to secure a parliamentary debate on education funding in Devon, which took place on Wednesday 18 January. 

A full transcript of the debate can be read here and a recording of the proceedings can be viewed here. 

Swire responds to CCG consultation

Sir Hugo Swire recently responded to NEW Devon CCG's consultation on hospital bed closures and his letter is attached below. 

This consultation has now closed. 

Bitter disappointment over school fund cuts

The principal of Sidmouth College has warned that classes will rise to 'unprecedented levels' and standards are bound to fall without a significant funding increase.

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.