Actor Hugh Grant rallies behind East Devon Independent Claire Wright

  Posted: 29.11.19 at 12:39 by Hannah Corfield

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Famous British actor, Hugh Grant, has tweeted his support for Claire Wright - the Independent Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the East Devon constituency.

Yesterday (November 28), he retweeted a post promoting Claire Wright, adding the caption: "Dear LD [Liberal Democrats], Green and Labour voters of East Devon, do this for your country. We beg you."

Claire Wright responded to the actor's nod with the comment: "Thanks Hugh! Love Actually is my fave Christmas film btw! Romance and politics!!!"

Grant, who famously played Britain's Prime Minister in Love Actually (2003), is pedalling a real-life political agenda in the run-up to the General Election.

His Twitter feed @HackedOffHugh is dedicated to a campaign against the Conservative party winning a majority of seats in parliament on December 12.

He has retweeted a number of posts imploring members of certain constituencies to vote for parties, which are in with a chance of toppling the Conservative lead.

Independent Claire Wright is standing alongside six other Prospective Parliamentary Candidates for East Devon including fellow Independent Peter Faithfull, Simon Jupp (Conservatives), Eleanor Rylance (Liberal Democrats), Dan Wilson (Labour) and Henry Gent (Green Party).

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