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Weston LibDems Pitch in in Tiverton

May 30, 2022 3:45 PM
By Patrick Keating

Liberal Democrat Members from Weston and North Somerset travelled down to Tiverton and Honiton to support local-born Richard Froome, campaigning to be the local Member of Parliament. Our local team had much to learn from the campaign in Tiverton and Honiton, where there is a byelection following the resignation of (yet another) disgraced Tory MP.

Cllrs Keating, Cartman, and Payne with Clevedon Member Richard Worthington

The Liberal Democrat Team in South Devon have become the bookies' favourite to win in the previously safe conservative seat having received an endorsement from a local Labour MP during a climate of sleaze and disrepute in the Conservative Party.

Local Conservative MPs in North Somerset are feeling the heat in their Blue Wall Seats, terrified of the effect of the resurging Liberal Democrats in the West Country Heartlands.

North Somerset Councillor Patrick Keating, said:

"Party gate is certainly cutting through with voters here. It's all gone mad, said one traditional Conservative voter I chatted to. People want an MP who will stand up for them, after decades of being taken for granted by the Tories."

Richard Foord thanked our intrepid volunteers, adding:

"Thank you so much for your support. Thank you so much for coming to help me here in Devon where we've got a mountain to climb with a 24,000 majority. I really appreciate the time that you have already invested coming down. Whether you've come down or not it'll be great to see you here in person over the next 2-3 weeks"