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As part of the General Election campaign, Sir Hugo has been asked a number of questions by the NFU. Read the questions and his responses below: 

If you are elected as an MP, what would be your top priorities nationally and locally over the years to come?

#GreenerSW Q&As

The National Trust, RSPB, Devon Wildlife Trust and the Dorset Wildlife Trust have come together to ask the South West's parliamentary candidates a series of questions about the environment. Read the questions and Sir Hugo's answers below.  

Swire praises ‘crucial’ dementia service

Conservative candidate Sir Hugo Swire has praised the Filo Project - a local provider of high quality day care for people living with dementia.

This comes after Sir Hugo met a Filo Project group in Exmouth on Friday 28 April.

MP Hugo grilled by St Peter’s pupils

East Devon MP Sir Hugo Swire visited St Peter’s school, Lympstone, on Friday 28 April.

The MP began his visit by meeting the Head, Charlotte Johnstone, and senior pupils before taking part in a Q&A session with pupils from years 7 and 8.

East Devon MP welcomes social care boost

East Devon MP, Sir Hugo Swire, has welcomed the Government’s decision to plough an extra £2bn into the social care system.  

As part of today’s Budget, Chancellor Philip Hammond announced the following: 

Swire calls for more social care funding

At Treasury Questions on Tuesday 28 February, Sir Hugo Swire called once again on the Chancellor to provide more money for social care in the forthcoming Budget. 

Questioning the Government, Sir Hugo said: