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Ottery’s Claire ‘seriously considering’ second General Election

PUBLISHED: 12:25 20 April 2017 | UPDATED: 12:25 20 April 2017

Claire Wright is standing for elections in the Otter Valley.

Claire Wright is standing for elections in the Otter Valley.

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An independent candidate is ‘seriously considering’ running in June’s General Election but only if she can secure an ‘army’ of helpers.

Prime Minister Theresa May called a snap election this week which will see the country head to the polls on Thursday, June 8. Claire Wright, who came second in the 2015 election for East Devon, said she has received hundreds of messages of support since the announcement.

On her blog she wrote: “I am seriously considering putting my hat in the ring as an independent candidate in the 8 June General Election.

“Since Tuesday morning I have received hundreds of messages of support and offers of help if I decide to run again, which has been touching and inspiring. This has forced me to consider my options carefully.”

During the 2015 contest, Claire secured more than 13,000 votes.

She added: “To run a successful campaign at such short notice, however, I need an army of leafleters and helpers.

“If enough people come forward to offer practical help, I will be able to run.”

She asked for anyone interested to email claire@claire-wright.org.

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