North Somerset Lib Dems Support Richard Foord in East Devon

This Weekend (28-29th May 2022) Liberal Democrat Members from North Somerset travelled down to Tiverton and Honiton to support local-born Richard Foord, campaigning to be the local Member of Parliament. Home to a disgraced MP who resigned after a public scandal, North Somerset Liberal Democrats had much to learn from the campaign in Tiverton and Honiton.

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

The Liberal Democrat Team in East 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 North Somerset Liberal Democrats, adding:

"Thank you so much for your support. Not just in recent days but in 2017 when I thoroughly enjoyed being your candidate for the parliamentary seat. 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"

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Want to find someone to share a lift down to Devon with? Ask on the North Somerset Liberal Democrat Virtual HQ

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