Ed Davey sends a message to Somerton & Frome

So today’s the day. Three by-elections to fight, although Lib Dems are really just concentrating on the one in Somerton & Frome.

Ed Davey has sent this message:

Today voters across Somerton and Frome have a chance to send a clear message to the Conservatives that they have failed our country on the NHS, the cost of living crisis and protecting our rural communities.

Every vote for Sarah Dyke, our brilliant Liberal Democrat candidate, is a vote for a local champion who will put Somerset first and hold these Conservatives to account.

It’s clear this by-election is a two horse race between the Liberal Democrats and an out of touch Conservative party.

If the Liberal Democrats succeed in overturning this massive 19,000 Conservative majority, it will show voters in Somerset are fed up with being taken for granted by Rishi Sunak and his failing government.

* Mary Reid is a contributing editor on Lib Dem Voice. She was a councillor in Kingston upon Thames, where she is still very active with the local party, and is the Hon President of Kingston Lib Dems.

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One Comment

  • Alison Willott 21st Jul '23 - 11:49am

    Wonderful result. Heartwarming and uplifting! Loads of congratulations to everyone and well done Sarah. Next job: deliver a Thank You Focus. After the B&R by-election win, this wasn’t done. We offered several times to help with delivery, but no leaflet was put out, at least not anywhere near us, so residents didn’t hear from their new MP. Result: Gen Elec a couple of months later, and seat was lost again. A Thank You Focus delivers action, with contact details, surgery details, and feedback on any local issues already taken up. If this isn’t done, residents will feel they were only promised an active MP in order to get their votes, and they may switch back at the General Election, which could possibly be as early as this autumn.

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