Councillor Claire Wright

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Party: Independent

Division: Otter Valley

Parish: Aylesbeare ; Colaton Raleigh ; Newton Poppleford and Harpford ; Otterton ; Ottery St Mary

District: East Devon

Contact information

Home address: 
Corn Cottage
15 Cornhill
Ottery St Mary
EX11 1DW

Home phone:  01404 815771


Committee appointments

Terms of Office

  • 02/05/2013 - 04/05/2017
  • 05/05/2017 - 06/05/2021

Additional Information

I have been elected as a County Councillor for the electoral division of Ottery Valley. I intend to serve the interests of all residents, regardless of political persuasion.


I am Independent and take an active interest in a number of national and local campaigns. It would not be appropriate for me to use this website to promote these campaigns though you can visit related external websites by selecting some of the links to be found on these pages.


Leading up to my election to East Devon District Council in 2011, I had been campaigning an local issues such as retaining overnight stays in Honiton maternity unit and against over-development of the countryside. Becoming a Councillor felt like a natural step in becoming part of the decision making process.  I particularly wanted to help represent resident in the planning process, which is complex and difficult to navigate for most people.


My priorities are listening to residents, acting on their concerns and keeping people informed.