Local News

Hugo's July email bulletin

It has been a good time to get out and about across East Devon to speak to as many of you as possible about the improvements and actions we need to see in our area. 

Hugo backs Beer Duty cut to boost pub trade

This year’s campaign spearheaded by the All Party Parliamentary Beer Group will be requesting a cut to beer duty to rejuvenate the UK’s pub and hospitality sector.

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service consultation

I spoke to Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service Chief Lee Howell about plans to reallocate fire engines and crews across the region, which could result in Budleigh Salterton and Topsham stations closing.

Hugo comments on Tipton St John Primary School relocation

On social media, Sir Hugo said: "All stakeholders need to get a move on on the relocation of Tipton St John Primary School. It is over two years since I secured a pledge of £750,000 from the Department for Education. We cannot wait forever.

Venezuelan captain dead ‘after torture by Maduro regime’

After questioning the PM, Hugo said on social media: "Following the alleged torture and death of the navy captain Rafael Acosta Arévalo in Venezuela, those responsible must be held to account by the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights or through the usual channels such