Pictures: Tax avoidance protest staged in Sidmouth

PUBLISHED: 12:02 02 February 2016 | UPDATED: 17:10 02 February 2016

A group protesting against big buisness coporate tax avoidance gathered outside the Sidmouth Conservative Club on Monday morning. Ref shs 3287-05-16SH. Picture: Simon Horn

A group protesting against big buisness coporate tax avoidance gathered outside the Sidmouth Conservative Club on Monday morning. Ref shs 3287-05-16SH. Picture: Simon Horn

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Protesters turned out in force yesterday (Monday) to put pressure on East Devon MP Hugo Swire to speak out against corporate tax avoidance and to save ‘horribly underfunded’ public services.

Devon county councillor Claire Wright led a demonstration of around 40-50 people outside Sidmouth Conservative Club.

Cllr Wright urged Mr Swire to act on the ‘modern scourge’ of tax avoidance by wealthy corporate giants.

She said she chose the club as the venue in order to grab Tory Mr Swire’s attention.

Sidmouth Conservative Club is not affiliated to any political party.

Read more in Friday’s Sidmouth Herald.


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