A huge Thank You to all of you who put your trust in me and voted for me to be your MP on 7 May. I was absolutely honoured to be elected with a big increase in my majority to almost 21,000 and with 58 per cent of the vote. However, my job is to represent everyone living in the Constituency regardless of how you voted. So if I can help you in any way, please don't hesitate to call on me for support. I hold my regular Advice Surgeries all across the area, so please call my Devizes Office on 01380 729358 or email claire.perry.mp@parliament.uk for an appointment.

Second, big commiserations to MPs of all parties who lost their seats. This can be a brutal business and across the country good people who have worked hard for their Constituents have been voted out. While I am absolutely thrilled to be part of a majority Conservative government, I have lost good friends from across the House, and wish them all well in their future careers. I suspect many will be back, as politics can be an addictive business.

Third, my first job is to deliver on my pledges to my Constituents with my top three priorities being the delivery of better local health services across the Constuency, especially a Primary Care Centre in Devizes; the protection of the direct train links to Bedwyn; and the securing of the appropriate resources for the Army rebasing to Salisbury Plain.

In Westminster I have been re-appointed to the job of Rail Minister in the small reshuffle that took place in the post-Coalition world this week and now have an expanded range of responsibilities in this area, with a clear mandate to deliver the unprecedented investment in rail that this Government has pledged.

I can't wait to start delivering both locally and nationally.

With best wishes,






Claire Perry

Conservative Candidate for the Devizes Constituency



Promoted by Tamara Reay, on behalf of Claire Perry, both of 116 High Street, Marlborough SN8 1LZ





03 JUL 2015

Gazette and Herald Column 2nd July

Defeat this ideology just as we defeated Nazi ideology    Unlike most of Parliament, the House of Commons chamber has air conditioning which has been most welcome this week given our packed Parliamentary schedule. We have had important transport statements on Network Rail and Airports, a...

29 JUN 2015

Gazette and Herald Column 25th June

Like many parents I am in a whirlwind world of end of exam celebrations, speech days, prize givings and performances and facing the endless questions from my children as to why he/she should attend anything at the others' school. My usual response of "because I say so" is no longer working as my...

29 JUN 2015

Gazette and Herald Column 18th June

I am a child of the 1970s Comprehensive movement - well taught in some areas (incredibly so in sciences) but left to languish in the CSE set for maths and work out my own grammer and spelling in English, all in the name of self expression and creative writing. As a result, I thank heaven for spell...

29 JUN 2015

Claire Perry Welcomes the News that all Pupils will Study the English Baccalaureate

Claire Perry has welcomed the announcement that from September all pupils will study the EBacc at GCSE to ensure they get the crucial skills and qualifications they need to succeed in life. The English Baccalaureate (EBacc) is awarded when students achieve A* to C in five core GCSE subjects...

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