Hugh Grant in Sidmouth to canvass for election candidate Claire Wright

PUBLISHED: 12:19 09 December 2019 | UPDATED: 15:12 09 December 2019

Hugh Grant in Sidmouth with independent parliamentary candidate Claire Wright. Picture: Terry Ife

Hugh Grant in Sidmouth with independent parliamentary candidate Claire Wright. Picture: Terry Ife

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A Hollywood actor was on the election canvassing trail in Sidmouth this morning as part of his support for Claire Wright.

Hugh Grant meets pub landlord Ade in The Swan Inn during his visit in Sidmouth to help Claire Wright with election canvassing. Ref shs 50 19TI 0505. Picture: Terry IfeHugh Grant meets pub landlord Ade in The Swan Inn during his visit in Sidmouth to help Claire Wright with election canvassing. Ref shs 50 19TI 0505. Picture: Terry Ife

Hugh Grant spent the morning door knocking with Miss Wright's canvassing team and rallied supporters at Sidmouth seafront.

He has backed the independent candidate for East Devon and is encouraging people to vote tactically to stop the Conservative majority.

Mr Grant has been out campaigning alongside Labour Party and Liberal Democrats hopefuls ahead of the election on Thursday (December 12).

East Devon is the seventh constituency the actor has targeted during the election campaign.

Hugh Grant in The Swan Inn during his visit in Sidmouth to help Claire Wright with election canvassing. Ref shs 50 19TI 0498. Picture: Terry IfeHugh Grant in The Swan Inn during his visit in Sidmouth to help Claire Wright with election canvassing. Ref shs 50 19TI 0498. Picture: Terry Ife

The candidates to replace Sir Hugo Swire as MP for East Devon are as follows:

Peter Faithfull (independent), Henry Gent (Green Party), Simon Jupp (Conservatives), Eleanor Rylance (Liberal Democrats), Daniel Wilson (Labour Party), Claire Wright (independent).

Hugh Grant meets pub landlord Ade in The Swan Inn during his visit in Sidmouth to help Claire Wright with election canvassing. Ref shs 50 19TI 0504. Picture: Terry IfeHugh Grant meets pub landlord Ade in The Swan Inn during his visit in Sidmouth to help Claire Wright with election canvassing. Ref shs 50 19TI 0504. Picture: Terry Ife

Hugh Grant meets pub landlord Ade in The Swan Inn during his visit in Sidmouth to help Claire Wright with election canvassing. Ref shs 50 19TI 0496. Picture: Terry IfeHugh Grant meets pub landlord Ade in The Swan Inn during his visit in Sidmouth to help Claire Wright with election canvassing. Ref shs 50 19TI 0496. Picture: Terry Ife

Hugh Grant in The Swan Inn during his visit in Sidmouth to help Claire Wright with election canvassing. Ref shs 50 19TI 0489. Picture: Terry IfeHugh Grant in The Swan Inn during his visit in Sidmouth to help Claire Wright with election canvassing. Ref shs 50 19TI 0489. Picture: Terry Ife

Hugh Grant in The Swan Inn during his visit in Sidmouth to help Claire Wright with election canvassing. Ref shs 50 19TI 0487. Picture: Terry IfeHugh Grant in The Swan Inn during his visit in Sidmouth to help Claire Wright with election canvassing. Ref shs 50 19TI 0487. Picture: Terry Ife

Hugh Grant in The Swan Inn during his visit in Sidmouth to help Claire Wright with election canvassing. Ref shs 50 19TI 0486. Picture: Terry IfeHugh Grant in The Swan Inn during his visit in Sidmouth to help Claire Wright with election canvassing. Ref shs 50 19TI 0486. Picture: Terry Ife

Hugh Grant with resident Pamela Moseley during his visit in Sidmouth to help Claire Wright with election canvassing. Ref shs 50 19TI 0485. Picture: Terry IfeHugh Grant with resident Pamela Moseley during his visit in Sidmouth to help Claire Wright with election canvassing. Ref shs 50 19TI 0485. Picture: Terry Ife

Hugh Grant with resident Pamela Moseley during his visit in Sidmouth to help Claire Wright with election canvassing. Ref shs 50 19TI 0482. Picture: Terry IfeHugh Grant with resident Pamela Moseley during his visit in Sidmouth to help Claire Wright with election canvassing. Ref shs 50 19TI 0482. Picture: Terry Ife

Hugh Grant with resident Pamela Moseley during his visit in Sidmouth to help Claire Wright with election canvassing. Ref shs 50 19TI 0483. Picture: Terry IfeHugh Grant with resident Pamela Moseley during his visit in Sidmouth to help Claire Wright with election canvassing. Ref shs 50 19TI 0483. Picture: Terry Ife

Hugh Grant with resident Pamela Moseley during his visit in Sidmouth to help Claire Wright with election canvassing. Ref shs 50 19TI 0478. Picture: Terry IfeHugh Grant with resident Pamela Moseley during his visit in Sidmouth to help Claire Wright with election canvassing. Ref shs 50 19TI 0478. Picture: Terry Ife

Hugh Grant with resident Pamela Moseley during his visit in Sidmouth to help Claire Wright with election canvassing. Ref shs 50 19TI 0471. Picture: Terry IfeHugh Grant with resident Pamela Moseley during his visit in Sidmouth to help Claire Wright with election canvassing. Ref shs 50 19TI 0471. Picture: Terry Ife

Hugh Grant with resident Pamela Moseley during his visit in Sidmouth to help Claire Wright with election canvassing. Ref shs 50 19TI 0472. Picture: Terry IfeHugh Grant with resident Pamela Moseley during his visit in Sidmouth to help Claire Wright with election canvassing. Ref shs 50 19TI 0472. Picture: Terry Ife

Hugh Grant visits Sidmouth to help Claire Wright with election canvassing. Ref shs 50 19TI 0463. Picture: Terry IfeHugh Grant visits Sidmouth to help Claire Wright with election canvassing. Ref shs 50 19TI 0463. Picture: Terry Ife

Hugh Grant visits Sidmouth to help Claire Wright with election canvassing. Ref shs 50 19TI 0461. Picture: Terry IfeHugh Grant visits Sidmouth to help Claire Wright with election canvassing. Ref shs 50 19TI 0461. Picture: Terry Ife

Hugh Grant visits Sidmouth to help Claire Wright with election canvassing. Ref shs 50 19TI 0457. Picture: Terry IfeHugh Grant visits Sidmouth to help Claire Wright with election canvassing. Ref shs 50 19TI 0457. Picture: Terry Ife

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Hugh Grant visits Sidmouth to help Claire Wright with election canvassing. Ref shs 50 19TI 0396. Picture: Terry IfeHugh Grant visits Sidmouth to help Claire Wright with election canvassing. Ref shs 50 19TI 0396. Picture: Terry Ife

Hugh Grant visits Sidmouth to help Claire Wright with election canvassing. Ref shs 50 19TI 0394. Picture: Terry IfeHugh Grant visits Sidmouth to help Claire Wright with election canvassing. Ref shs 50 19TI 0394. Picture: Terry Ife

Hugh Grant visits Sidmouth to help Claire Wright with election canvassing. Ref shs 50 19TI 0389. Picture: Terry IfeHugh Grant visits Sidmouth to help Claire Wright with election canvassing. Ref shs 50 19TI 0389. Picture: Terry Ife


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