Lib Dems head to Tiverton and Honiton

With just 26 days to go before polling day, Lib Dems are heading to Devon this weekend to support Richard Foord’s campaign to overturn a 24,000 Conservative majority. Activists have come from as far away as Fife, 600 miles away, to help.

The Young Liberals are turning up in force to help, just as they did in Chesham and Amersham and North Shropshire. They also produced an excellent guide to campaigning in by-elections which you can find here in the Members’ area of the ALDC website.

It’s looking busy and positive on the campaign trail and voters are well aware that we are the challengers to the Tories:

 

While Richard Foord has been impressing in the media, the Independent reports that the Conservatives are keeping their candidate well out of sight of journalists so she doesn’t have to face questions about Partygate:

One local Tory says that anger about Downing Street shindigs is now so widespread in the rural Devon constituency that it has been decided Ms Hurford’s best chance of victory is to remain largely silent and hope the party’s current 24,000 majority carries her to victory.

Strategists are said to have spent time workshopping a response to difficult questions but even the favoured option – to suggest the prime minister got things wrong but it is time to move on – is considered likely to antagonise voters in an area where integrity is expected to come as standard.

If you are heading down, send us your photos to [email protected] or tag @libdemvoice in your tweets.

You can find out details of all the campaign events on Richard Foord’s website here. If you can’t make it down, do take part in the Maraphones. The next one is tomorrow afternoon between 4 pm and 6 pm.

 

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3 Comments

  • Yeovil Yokel 28th May '22 - 10:55am

    Very well done to Michael (the amateur): 600 miles to campaign in the constituency next door to mine is impressive and puts my efforts in the shade – that young man has gone, and will go, far! However, Alistair Carmichael (the professional) was down last week and Orkney & Shetland beats Fife and anywhere else in the UK hands down.

  • Nonconformistradical 28th May '22 - 11:03am

    Tiverton and Honiton by-election: Ex-Labour minister appears to suggest voters go Lib Dem

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/tiverton-honiton-lib-dems-ben-bradshaw-b2088716.html

  • Mick Scholes 28th May '22 - 6:43pm

    The facebook page for the Tiverton & Honiton by election is below. Lots if very useful information plus photos of the team in action. BUT, I understand we need a bigger team, or it is going to slip away. I’m going at the end of next week (my first available date). A bit of a trek from Saddleworth, site of a famous by election!!, but we not only get another MP, we get a foot in the door and a face on the TV and media in the South West of England and that is worth its weight in gold looking forward to the next GE. Hope to see you on the campaign trail.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/852142195378720/

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